Indian Navy Day : 4th December (Download PDF)

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Navy day in India is celebrated on 4 December every year to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force to the country. The Indian Navy is the marine branch of the Indian Armed Forces and is led by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief. The Maratha Emperor, Chhatarpati Shivaji Bhosle of the 17th century is considered as “Father of the Indian Navy”.

India celebrates Navy day on 4th December

India Celebrates Navy Day on 4th December

India celebrates Navy day on 4th December

Why a Special Day for Navy

  • Navy Day in India is celebrated to commemorate the courageous attack on the Karachi harbor during the Indo-Pakistan war (on 4 December, 1971) by the Indian Naval Missile boats as well as to reverence all the martyrs of that war.
  • A community service for the Indian Navy is conducted by the Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) from 24 November to the 26th of November at Good Hope Old Age Home, Fort Kochi in which the students from the Navy Children School Chair take parts to entertain the inmates and Naval doctors (from INHS Sanjivani) provides medical checkup to the inmates.
  • Navy Ball, Navy Queen contests including the Navy fest are held to celebrate Navy Day.
  • On this day the warships and aircraft of the Indian Navy are open to visitors such as school children.
  • The Military Photo Exhibition is also performed by photojournalists of the Ernakulum in the Navy fest.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 5, 2016

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