7 December: Armed Forces Flag Day
Armed Forces Flag Day was observed across India on 7 December 2013. The day is observed to remember the sacrifices made by gallant servicemen of India in defending the integrity of our borders and to salute the martyrs, honour the brave and express solidarity and support towards welfare of widows, children, disabled and sick ex-servicemen.
The day is observed on 7 December every year in India, since 1949.
The officials of Kendriya Sainik pinned Armed Forces Flag Day (AFFD) Lapels on Dignitaries and collected donations from the public which goes into the AFFD corpus. The fund collected with the donation is utilized to give grants to various ESM welfare institutions and relief to ex-servicemen and their dependents besides host of other welfare measures.
Significance and Purpose of the Flag Day
The Flag Day is observed to serve three basic purposes
• Rehabilitation of battle casualties
• Welfare of serving personnel and their families
• Resettlement and welfare of ex-servicemen and their families
On Armed Forces Flag Day funds are collected from the Indians by distribution of flags. This process gives Indians a chance to express gratitude and appreciation to the military personnel of India.