Joint Armed Forces Veterans Day Celebration

68th Indian Army Day
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 15: Army Para Commandos march past during the Army Day Parade on January 15, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The Army Day is annually celebrated on January 15. It marks the day in 1949 when Lt. Gen. KM Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from the last British Commander-in-Chief. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Joint Armed Forces Veterans’ Day shall be commemorated acknowledging the selfless devotion and sacrifice by Veterans of the Services. Over 1500 Veterans of the Army, Navy and Air Force are likely to attend the function which will be addressed by the Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre, who will be the Chief Guest at the function. Serving and retired Chiefs of the three Services will also grace the occasion as Guests’ of Honour.

The event is being organized all across the nation and military stations. In the national capital the event will be held at Harbaksh Stadium, Delhi Cantonment from 9:30 AM onwards. Exclusive counters by Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV) & Ex Servicemen (ESM) Helpline, ECHS, AWPO, Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), Directorate General Resettlement (DGR), Comptroller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), Canteen Services Directorate and Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) will be set up to disseminate information on different facets of Ex-Servicemen welfare.

A medical camp will also be established to provide on-site health screening.

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