Nepal Army observed the annual Army Day on March 4, 2019 amid a special event at the Nepal Army Pavilion, Tundikhel.
Nepal celebrates Army Day to honor courage, patriotism and the military profession while remembering the sacrifices of the brave Nepali soldiers.
Nepal President and Army Supreme Commander Bidya Devi Bhandari was invited as Chief Guest for the event.
In view of the celebration, Nepal Army personnel performed specialized arts and skills including march-past, military drills, raid operations and disaster rescue operations.
Besides, the cultural military teams from Nepal’s seven different provinces performed special dances in traditional attires.
The trained military personnel displayed various war arts including shoot to kill, taekwondo, khukuri drill and free fall jump with the use of parachutes
Armaments, armored vehicles, weapons, engineering and communication devices were also displayed at the event.
As a traditional practice, Nepal Army soldiers displayed a special rifle salute. Nepal Chief of Army Staff General Purna Chandra Thapa presented different Nepal Army battalions with banners and arms, trophies and prizes for their contributions.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Speaker of House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara, several ministers, chiefs of security bodies, representatives from diplomatic missions and various high level government officials were present at the ceremony.
This year, Nepal Army Day coincided with the festival of Maha Shivaratri.