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  • Armed Forces Flag Day being observed today

    2017-12-07 14:08:42.0
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    Armed Forces Flag Day is being observed throughout the country to honor the martyrs and the men in ...

    Armed Forces Flag Day being observed today

    Armed Forces Flag Day is being observed throughout the country to honor the martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought on our borders to safeguard the country's honor.

    December 7 marks the annual Armed Forces Flag day in India since 1949. The Flag Day as the name suggests, brings to the forefront our obligation of looking after our disabled comrades-in-arms, widows and dependents of those who have sacrificed their lives for the country. The day is also dedicated towards collection of funds from people for welfare of Indian Armed forces personnel and to commemorate the soldiers, airmen and sailors of the armed forces for their yeomen services.

    Government measures at the Centre and the State level alone are inadequate to provide support to the disabled, non-pensioner, old, their families, war widows and orphaned children. It, therefore, becomes the collective responsibility of each citizen to make to ensure rehabilitation and welfare of the dependents of our brave martyrs and disabled personnel.

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently appealed to all Indians to actively contribute to Flag Day fund. In a tweet, the Union Minister has said that this Armed Forces Week,
    "Join us in wearing Armed Forces flag between 1-7 Dec to pay respects to the brave sons & daughters of our nation."

    You can also contribute towards the welfare of war-widows, children of martyrs & ex-servicemen by visiting ksb.gov.in and pay online.

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