Army Day Parade 2024 to be held in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow
Sep 24, 2023
New Delhi, September 24 (ANI): As part of the Indian Army’s decision to shift its annual Army Day Parade to different venues, Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is all set to host the event next year on January 15, Army officials said. Traditionally, the Indian Army Day Parade was conducted at Delhi Cantonment every year. However, the Centre decided to shift major events to different parts of the country, from last year onwards. “The forthcoming Army Day Parade, set for January 15, 2024, will be hosted in Lucknow. Post the Bengaluru event, the Indian Army has planned to ensure that each of its six operational commands gets a chance to host the parade. The idea is to conduct the event in selected venues within all the commands, on a rotational basis.” Army officials said. The last event was conducted in the Southern Command area and the upcoming event will be conducted in Central Command. This move aims to increase public engagement, foster national unity, and showcase the might and discipline of the Indian Army to diverse audiences across the country. As per officials, the rotation is not just about changing cities but about shifting the spotlight to various commands. This also offers a chance to highlight the distinct cultural and regional backdrops against which our army operates. Details about logistical aspects of a parade in Lucknow, such as route, participating units, and any special attractions are yet to be announced.