8th Armed Forces Veterans’ Day

  • Wreath-laying ceremonies were held.
  • Veterans’ Rallies are being organized in Srinagar, Pathankot, Delhi, Kanpur, Alwar, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Mumbai, Secunderabad, and Kochi.
  • Raksha Mantri laid a wreath at the War Memorial, Kanpur.
  • The ‘We for Veterans’ anthem was played. Release of the maiden ‘SAGAR SAMVAD’ magazine, a yearly journal published by the Directorate of Ex-Servicemen Affairs of the Indian Navy.
  • The Indian Air Force and Indian Army also released the ‘VAYU SAMVEDNA’ and ‘SAMMAN’ magazines respectively.

Armed Forces Veterans’ Day:

  • Celebrated on 14th January every year.
  • To recognise the service rendered by the First Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Field Marshal KM Cariappa.
  • He retired on this day in 1953.
  • It was first celebrated in 2016.
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