"Army Day-2078" was celebrated amid a spectacular ceremony held at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel on March 01, 2022. The Chief Guest of the ceremony, Rt. Hon’ble President and Supreme Commander of Nepali Army (NA) Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari paid homage to the martyrs at the "Bir Smarak" before receiving the "Guard of Honour" by a troop of Nepali Army.
The ceremony was carried out in phases. The ceremony started with the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Prabhu Ram Sharma presenting the colours to Indra Baks Battalion. He also awarded chief of the army staff banner for Operation Readiness Inspection champion to Taradal Battalion followed by the traditional and celebratory firing from rifles and canons, march past, military skills and drills demonstrated by various units and formations.
The signifying banner of "Army Day-2078" and showering of flowers were displayed by the helicopters of Nepali Army. With the coordination of the Valley Command, Number Seven Brigade, Nepal Cavalry, Shardul Jung Company, Nepali Army Band, Taradal Battalion, Indrabox Box Battalion, Valley Command, Eastern Command, Mid Command, Western Command, No. 13 Brigade, Peacekeeping Troops and Players of Tribhuwan Army Club presented an impressive march-past. The march-past was followed by the display of Artillery Equipment, Combat Engineers Equipment, Signal, Air Defence Equipment, Banner of Nature Conservation, Disaster Relief Equipment, Equipment used in United Nations Peacekeeping Mission, Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs), Ferret Cars, Development & Construction, Mobile Hospital, Special Operation Troops, Banner of Corpse of Engineering and Banner of Defence Production and EME and combined band display of Nepali Army Band and Band of Brigade of Gurkhas, British Army.
The Para Training School conducted a free fall jump demonstration. The jump was conducted in two sticks involving experienced jump masters who carried National flag of Nepal, flag of the Chief of the Army Staff and flags marking commands of Nepali Army. Similarly, various military arts and skills were also demonstrated.
At the end of the ceremony, the Chief Guest, the Rt. Hon’ble President and Supreme Commander of Nepali Army Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari unveiled the Nepali Army annual journal “Sipahi 2078” and " Glorious Past of Nepali Army" and also distributed prizes to the winners of the Free Fall Jump.
Every year, Nepali Army celebrates "Army Day" on the auspicious occasion of "Maha-Shivaratri". Nepali Army marks army day, reaffirming its devotion to the people and the nation, reflecting its organizational unity, characterized by patriotism and military professionalism.
The Army Day ceremony was attended by Rt. Hon’ble Vice-president, Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Rt. Hon’ble Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt. Hon’ble Chairman of National Assembly, Hon’ble Ministers, Defence Secretary, secretaries of government of Nepal, heads of other security organizations, high-level dignitaries of Nepal Government, resident ambassadors of various countries in Kathmandu, former COASs, general officers, former general officers, officers of NA, Military Attachés, journalists and other noted personalities among others.