Rajnath Singh to preside over 7th Armed Forces Veterans Day Celebrations in Dehradun Today

Share This Story

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will preside over 7th Armed Forces Veterans Day Celebrations by addressing an Armed Forces Veterans Rally at Jaswant Ground in Dehradun Cantonment on Saturday.
According to the Ministry of Defence, he will also launch the ‘Soul of Steel Alpine Challenge’, a joint adventure sports initiative of the Indian Army and CLAW Global, by flagging off a car expedition from Dehradun to Ghamshali located in the Niti Valley. “To pay homage to the supreme sacrifice and the dedicated service of our Armed Forces, he will dedicate Shaurya Sthal- developed by Uttarakhand War Memorial Trust, which unanimously decided to hand over its control to the Indian Army, to the Armed Forces on Veterans’ Day, January 14, 2023,” the ministry said.
This year the event is being celebrated at nine locations across the country, namely Juhunjhunu, Jalandhar, Panagarh, New Delhi, Dehradun, Chennai, Chandigarh, Bhubaneshwar and Mumbai by three Service Headquarters.
The event in Chennai will be presided over by Raksha Rajya Mantri.

As a part of scaling up of Veterans Day, the Chief Ministers, LGs of States and UTs have been urged to observe Veterans’ Day on January 14 in their respective States and districts.
During the event, felicitation for veterans will be done by giving them Medals, Souvenirs and recognition certificates etc. During the celebration, the ‘We For Veterans’ Anthem– an ode to our Veterans commemorating their valour and sacrifice will also be played at the events.
The Armed Forces Veterans Day is celebrated on 14th January as on this very day, January 14, 1953, the First Indian Commander in Chief (C-in-C) of the Indian Army- Field Marshal KM Cariappa, who led Indian Forces to Victory in the 1947 war, had formally retired from the Services.
The Day is celebrated as Armed Forces Veterans Day and is dedicated to our esteemed Veterans.
The First Armed Forces Veterans Day was celebrated on January 14, 2016 and it was decided to commemorate this day every year by hosting such interactive events in the honor of our Armed Forces Veterans and their families.

Join Channels

Share This Story

UPSE Coaching

Recent Post

Vote Here

What does "money" mean to you?
  • Add your answer