Southern Command to conduct Army Day parade In Bengaluru on 15 Jan 23

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Mumbai: 14 December 2022


The Army Day Parade on 15 Jan 23 will be conducted by Southern Command in Bengaluru in line with Hon’ble PM’s initiative to hold major events outside Delhi. Army Day, celebrated on 15 Jan every year, signifies the formal taking over of Indian Army by its first Indian Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal KM Cariappa on 15 Jan 1949 replacing his British predecessor. While the conduct of this historical event at Bengaluru is in recognition of the valour, sacrifices and services of the people of Southern India for the Nation, it is also an apt tribute to Field Marshal KM Cariappa who hails from Karnataka.

The Army Chief Gen Manoj Pandey will lay a wreath at Bengaluru to honour the martyrs and preside over the Army Day Parade on 15 Jan 23. The Parade while highlighting the military prowess of Indian Army will also showcase the reliance on Indigenous technology through adoption of state of art weapon systems and equipment by the Services. Along with the marching contingents & military bands, adventure activities like Motor Cycle Display, Para Motors and Combat Free Fall will be organised to motivate & inspire the younger generations of the Nation. A series of gallantry awards and Unit Citations will also be awarded by the Army Chief to recognise the valour and meritorious service of the Army personnel for the Nation.

As a prelude to the Army Day 2023, the Southern Command Investiture Ceremony is also being held at Bengaluru on 13 Jan 23 wherein Lt Gen AK Singh, Army Commander, Southern Army will review the parade and present the distinguished service awards to the Army personnel. A series of patriotic events and initiatives showcasing Indian Army’s multifarious commitments in Nation building will also be conducted by Southern Command over the next one month with holistic participation of people from all sections of Society. Southern Star Vijay Run – 2022 on 17 Dec 22, in commemoration of Vijay Diwas, will be the Curtain Raiser event wherein 50,000 participants across 18 stations in Southern Command will be flagged off simultaneously by Lt Gen AK Singh, GOC-in-C, Southern Command. Thereafter multiple events depicting the Indian Army’s commitment to the Nation, would be organised in coordination with local bodies and society as per details below :-

  1. 24 Dec 22 : Blood Donation for collection of 7,500 units of blood for needy patients & compilation of data for 75,000 voluntary donors.

(b) 30 Dec 22 : Outreach programme by Indian Army in 75 x remote / border / less developed villages for facilitating medical aid, Swachta Abhiyan & creation of sports facilities.

(c) 07 Jan 23 : ‘Vidyanjali’ Scheme wherein the Army Public Schools would affiliate with 75 x Govt / Govt aided schools to facilitate their holistic development in education & other arenas.

(d) 10 Jan 23 : Work on creation / resuscitation of 75 x Amrut Sarovars (ponds) for revival of water bodies & ecosystem development.

(e) 14 Jan 23 : ‘Vraksharopan’ – Plantation of 75,000 saplings for Green India across Southern Command Area.

HQ Southern Command at Pune has urged for active participation of people from all sections of society in the various events being conducted in the run up to the Army Day Parade.

Source: Defence PRO


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