Last Updated on 3 December 2023 IST: Indian Navy Day 2023: Navy Day is commemorated every year on December 4 to mark the triumphs and responsibility of the Indian naval force for the nation. This Day is also celebrated to pay respect to the Brave hearts of the Indian Navy for their unselfish contribution. The readers would know who can provide immunity from all threats.
Indian Navy Day 2023: Highlights
- Nation commemorates Indian Navy Day on December 4 every year
- Day marks the achievements of the Indian naval forces for the nation
- Day memorializes Operation Trident commenced during the India-Pakistan war in 1971
- The Indian Navy was established by the East India Company in 1612.
- For the first time, Navy Day Celebrations are being conducted outside Delhi at Visakhapatnam
- Preparations in Porbandar are underway as part of the Navy Day Celebration
- Indian Naval Units under the Gujarat Daman & Diu Naval Area are commemorating Navy Week 22 activities
- Indian Navy will demonstrate its combat prowess and capability through an operational demonstration at Visakhapatnam on December 4 Navy Day.
- President Droupadi Murmu will witness the event as the Guest of Honour
- Only the Supreme God Kabir Saheb safeguard us from all dangers
What is the Significance of the Indian Navy Day?
Indian Navy Day is celebrated on December 4 to acknowledge the role of the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy Day memorializes Operation Trident commenced by the Indian Navy during the India-Pakistan war in 1971. The attack in Operation Trident on Karachi harbor became important in the Indian Armed Forces’ victory over Pakistan. The attack under the Operation was organized on the Pakistan Naval Headquarters in Karachi on the overriding night of December 4 and 5. Indian Navy destroyed the fuel storage tanks, fleet tanker PNS Dacca, dug four major boats, and slain 500 of Pakistan’s Navy personnel.
What is the Aim of celebrating Indian Navy Day?
Indian Navy Day recognizes its naval force’s courage and deeds who safeguards maritime borders and operates in expanding the country’s bilateral associations. Navy personnel are esteemed with gallantry accolades for the courageous Operation.
How does the Indian Navy celebrate Navy Day?
The Indian Navy plans various events on this Day to inspire and increase awareness among the Indian public. The Navy organizes mass contact programs. During Navy Week and the days before that, Various events, including open sea swimming competition, ships visit, veteran sailors lunch, Naval Symphonic Orchestra performances, Navy Inter School Quiz Competition, a Navy Half Marathon, Air Display for school children, and the beating retreat and tattoo ceremonies are organized.
What is the Theme for the Indian Navy in 2023?
The theme for Indian Navy Day 2023 is ‘Operational Efficiency, Readiness, and Mission Accomplishment in the Maritime Domain.
This year, the Indian Navy is all set to demonstrate India’s combat prowess and capability through an ‘Operational Demonstration’ at Visakhapatnam on Sunday, December 04, 2023 as India ushers in the ‘Amrit Kaal’ with the commencement of the celebrations of 75 years of her independence,. The Hon’ble President of India and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Smt. Droupadi Murmu would witness the event as the Guest of Honour. Several dignitaries from the Central and State Governments are expected to attend the event, which will be hosted by Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff.
Traditionally, the Navy Day celebrations are conducted at New Delhi in the presence of the Hon’ble President and other dignitaries. This year, for the first time, Navy Day Celebrations are being conducted outside the National Capital at Visakhapatnam. Indian Naval ships, submarines, aircraft and Special Forces from Eastern, Western and Southern Naval Command would showcase the capability and versatility of the Indian Navy. The event will culminate with a sunset ceremony and illumination by ships at anchorage.
What is the Weightage of the Indian Navy?
The Indian Navy is one of the mighty maritime forces worldwide. As of 2023, it is the seventh most potent naval force worldwide with 67,252 active and 75,000 reserve personnel,150 submarines and ships, and 300 aircraft in service.
Why is Indian Navy Day Important?
India is celebrating the 50th anniversary of triumph over Pakistan in the 1971 war. The nation pays homage to those Navy Bravehearts who sacrifice their lives in battle and those who still serve the country selflessly.
Humans are living on a danger planet
Human beings always find themselves and others fearful and unsafe because of the uncertainty of life. The danger may be due to disputes between the boundaries or persons, natural and human made calamities. The people may depend on the army, police, the deities, or mighty people. But no one can protect human beings from such risks except the Supreme God.
This planet which we call our home is not ours. This belongs to Kaal who is the king of this Lok (Earth). He does not want us to always be safe and happy. Please read the creation of Nature (In the book Gyan Ganga) to know his real being.
How to Immune from All Dangers?
Upon the compassionate call of the faithful devotees, Almighty Kabir Saheb descended on the planet earth and provided safety. The cause and remedy have been unfolded in detail by the enlightened Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji. The seekers may understand eternal knowledge by listening to the Satlok Ashram YouTube Channel and by reading the sacred book ‘Way of Living’.
Come in The Refuge of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj
The seekers who wish to ensure full protection from any unpleasant happening should come to Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj’s refuge and take Naam Diksha (initiation) from Him. All accumulated sinful deeds will be destroyed, and the seeker will enjoy worldly pleasures and will attain Salvation.
Indian Navy Day 2023 Quotes
- “A country is safeguarded due to its heroes’ devotion.”
- “On Indian Navy Day, remember the warriors who are protecting us.”
- “The Indian Navy is strong enough to save a big nation.”
- “National heroes keep Freedom in mind, Pride in hearts, Memories in souls.”
- “The Indian Navy shields the nation from any risk all the time.”
- “Remember Navy warriors for their courage, commitment, and loyalty.”
- “God is bigger than any army, He can save us alone, have faith in Him and take refuge in Him.”
FAQ regarding Indian Navy Day
ANSWER: This year, the Indian Navy Day 2023 theme is ‘Operational Efficiency, Readiness, and Mission Accomplishment in the Maritime Domain‘.
ANSWER: Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on 4 December.
ANSWER : First Navy Day was celebrated on December 4, 1971 to commemorate ‘Operation Trident’. It was an offensive operation launched by the Indian Navy on December 4, 1971, against the Pakistani Naval Headquarters in Karachi.
ANSWER: It includes a navy blue-gold octagon in the fly. The octagon, furnished with two golden borders and a navy blue background, encompasses the crest of the Indian Navy – highlighting the national emblem, mounted atop an anchor superimposed on a naval shield.