Jaipur 15 Jan .On Saturday, 74th Army Day was commemorated by Sapta Shakti Command in Jaipur with a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial. 

Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year in the country, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on the same day in 1948. 

At Jaipur, the celebrations commenced at Prerna Sthal, the War Memorial of Army's Jaipur-based Sapta Shakti command, wherein veterans from all three services attended the function and paid homage to the brave hearts who laid down their lives for the cause of the nation