Delhi: India observes Armed Forces Flag Day on December 7 every year since 1949 to raise donations for the welfare of the Armed Forces Staff. The day honours Indian warriors, sailors, and pilots and also those who sacrificed their lives protecting the nation.
The money donated on Armed Forces Flag Day is used not only for the welfare of active service people and veterans but also for the rehabilitation of battle casualties.
Small flags are also given out on this day in exchange for donations.
The Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy all organise various programmes, fairs, dramas, and other forms of entertainment on Flag Day to highlight to the public the efforts of their personnel to maintain national security.
A committee headed by India’s the then Defense Minister was established on August 28, 1949, and resolved to observe an annual Flag Day on December 7. Later, the Indian Defense Ministry established the Armed Forces Flag Day fund in 1993 by combining all relevant welfare funds.
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Sharing a video message Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, “The Armed Forces Flag Day is a day to remember the bravery, courage and sacrifice of our armed forces. I appeal to everyone to contribute in the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund for the welfare of India’s brave hearts.
The Armed Forces Flag Day is a day to remember the bravery, courage and sacrifice of our armed forces.
I appeal to everyone to contribute in the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund for the welfare of India’s breavehearts. pic.twitter.com/PqWFktubiQ
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) December 7, 2022
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said, “On the occasion of #ArmedForcesFlagDay, Let us Honour those who protects Nation’s Honour.”
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, “This Armed Forces Flag Day, let us take a moment and salute the brave soldiers who have laid out their lives for us on the borders. Their valour, grit, and determination are inspiring.”
“On #ArmedForcesFlagDay, I pay my tributes to the valiant soldiers of our nation who laid down their lives to safeguard country’s honor & ensure we live in peace. We are proud of our valiant armed forces. #JaiHind!, wrote MLA K. J. George.
The official page of Congress wrote, “On Indian Armed Forces Flag Day, let’s show our admiration for the martyrs and the living heroes who valiantly fought & continue to protect us and safeguard the country’s honor. We continue to pledge our allegiance to our armed forces. Jai Hind.”
“Indebted to the battles they fought for us, grateful to the glory they brought to us! Tributes to the gallant heroes of the nation on the Armed Forces Flag Day!,” tweeted BJP.
KPCC President D. K. Shivakumar stated, “On #ArmedForcesFlagDay, my tributes to the courageous soldiers who have served the nation & laid down their lives to protect the sovereignty & integrity of our beloved country. We can never repay their debt.”