Mhow (Madhya Pradesh): On the occasion of Army Day, a colorful cultural programme was organised by the Infantry School Mhow at the Infantry Museum on Sunday evening. A musical troupe comprising half a dozen local artists of Mhow and Indore won the hearts of the people with their patriotic songs.
Jugalbandi of Tabla and Sarod enthralled the audience.
The performance of Indore-based dance troupe mesmerized the audience including army officers, students officers of friendly foreign nations undergoing various in-service courses in the three premier training establishments of Mhow. A large number of civilian dignitaries and children were also present on the occasion.
Later, Infantry School commandant Lt Gen AN Ananthanarayan felicitated the artists who performed at the programme.
Army day is celebrated to mark the day when the first Indian officer, Gen KM Cariappa awarded the Order of British Empire (OBE) took over as commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1948. Cariappa later rose to become the first Field Marshal of the nation.