Armed Forces Veterans' Day celebrated at Gajraj War Memorial
Tezpur: On the occasion of the Armed Forces Veterans' Day, a wreath-laying ceremony was conducted at the Gajraj War Memorial on January 14. Ex-servicemen who have settled down in and around Tezpur post-retirement, participated in the event.
Captain Mukul Kumar Das (retd), IN was the seniormost veteran on the occasion and commenced the proceedings by laying the first wreath. The Gajraj Corps Commander laid the wreath on behalf of all ranks of Corps.
The Armed Force Veterans' Day is celebrated with full military fervour and gaiety on January 14 every year to commemorate the selfless devotion and sacrifice of the veterans who laid down their lives in the defence of the nation. The day is also commemorated as a mark of respect to and in recognition of the services rendered by Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. The event is celebrated to strengthen the bond between serving personnel and the veterans. Around 200 personnel attended the event.