Punjab CM expresses solidarity with armed forces on Flag Day

Annette Crawford
December 7, 2017

The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is observed every year on December 7 since 1949 to honour the soldiers, airmen and sailors of India. Armed Forces Flag Day has now become a tradition to observe it as an honour to the soldiers, airmen, and sailors of the country.

After independence, the government made a decision to set up a welfare fund for the benefit of defence personnel. Accordingly, a committee under the defence minister chose to observe a Flag Day annually on December 7, where small flags would be distributed to the general population and donations would be collected. To mark the event, PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind met the officers of the Kendriya Sainik Board in Delhi.

This year the Ministry of Defence launched the Armed Forces Week to conduct a digital campaign to bring together the entire nation to express solidarity with the Armed Forces personnel. Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit contributed Rs 25,000 towards the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund on Wednesday.

The day is also observed to raise funds for the well-being of serving jawans, as well as the disabled comrades-in-arms and widows and dependents of those who have made the supreme sacrifice, the leaders urged all citizens to donate generously for the jawans' welfare.

The Ministry of Defence and the Centre gave a big push to popularise the Armed Forces Flag Day in a grand manner with the social media.

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