January 15th is celebrated by our country as the Indian Army Day, to salute the bravery and the sacrifice of our soldiers. The Army Day came into existence when Field Marshal M. Cariappa took over as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher on January 15, 1949.
Celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Daler Mehndi, Arjun Kapoor, Mohit Chauhan, Anupam Kher, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir among others took to their official social media handles to salute our soldiers who are braving bullets and inhospitable conditions to protect our borders.
Here are some of the reactions:
— Daler Mehndi (@dalermehndi) January 15, 2019
Saluting Indian Army on 71st #ArmyDay. Jst back frm a concert tour of 6 Army+SSB border posts in #Sikkim. Hv seen 4 myself how jawans survive/excel on d highest border posts of India. I performed in Kupup, Sherethang n 17 Miles Can vouch no people greater than d #IndianArmyjawans pic.twitter.com/izTcCttAxb
— Mohit Chauhan (@_MohitChauhan) January 15, 2019
“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” Wishing the amazing #IndianArmy @adgpi a very happy 71st #ArmyDay. Thank you for your duty and sacrifices for us civilians. Jai Hind. ??? pic.twitter.com/qNGnj9WoD7
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 14, 2019
Wishing all the men & women in uniform who have dedicated their lives for our nation & it’s safety a very happy #ArmyDay. Saluting the real heroes of India!
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— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 15, 2019
Saluting the martyr and those who continue to put their lives on line, so that we can go to bed feeling safe. #servicebeforeself Really thrilled about Lt. Bhavana Kasturi becoming the first female officer to lead the Indian ASC contingent at the #ArmyDay parade. pic.twitter.com/OUvRvCWfO1
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) January 15, 2019
Climate changes, enemy changes, place changes, protecting the country never changes. Salute to the
extraordinary men who have laid down their life for us in the line of defence and to those who are deployed to defend our motherland.#ArmyDay
Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/OsJVMt4mjA
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 15, 2019
On the #ArmyDay tomorrow, let’s all rise to salute our men in uniform, the #RealHeroes. I’d also like to welcome the Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat to my @FeverFMOfficial family. Thank you sir @adgpi pic.twitter.com/6gL8xtfZQ2
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 14, 2019
— Poonam Pandey (@pandeypoonam20) January 15, 2019
Besides celebs, many politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore among others also flooded Twitter with messages on Army Day.