Mumbai: On the occasion of 75th Army Day, several Bollywood celebs took to their social media accounts and shared heartfelt wishes to honor the Indian soldiers. Taking to Instagram, actor Abhishek Bachchan shared a post which read, “Saluting you today and everyday! Celebrating the bravehearts who guard our nation #IndianArmyDay.”
Actor Rajkummar Rao shared a post which read, “Happy Indian army day, Saluting the brave hearts of our country! Jai Hind.”
Actor Rakul Preet Singh shared a post and captioned it, “Happy Indian army day. Coming from an Army background I am aware of the sacrifices that come along with it. Here’s saluting the brave men who selflessly serve the nation.”
Actor Suniel Shetty shared a picture from his patriotic film `Border` and wrote, “The privilege of being an actor is when we get to play the real superheroes of our country – The Indian Army. Saluting our soldiers on the 75th #IndianArmyDay.”
Sidharth Malhotra shared a post which read, “Happy Indian Army Day.” Actor Sunny Deol shared a picture with the Indian army soldiers and captioned it, “Love and admiration to my heroes. #ArmyDay.”
Army Day is celebrated every year on January 15 to honor the soldiers of the country, who have set the greatest example of selfless service and brotherhood and more than anything the love for the country. In celebration of Army Day, the parade is organized every year at the Cariappa Parade Ground of Delhi Cantonment.
On January 15, 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa, who was then a Lieutenant General, took over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British person to hold that post.