Armed Forces Flag Day is marked in India yearly on December 7 to honour martyrs and the lads in uniform who serve India. Residents are urged to make voluntary contributions in the direction of the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund for the welfare of personnel and ex-servicemen, their relations and in addition to rehabilitate these injured in wars.
Interesting individuals to contribute in Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) to honour sacrifices made by troopers within the line of responsibility, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on December 2 introduced that ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’ can be celebrated all through December. “The Centre and states together with Sainik Board will have fun ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’ all through December. It’s our nationwide accountability to help households of our safety personnel, who’ve misplaced their lives or suffered accidents within the line of responsibility,” Singh mentioned whereas talking to information company ANI.
To have fun the day, all three branches of the Indian armed forces – the Indian Military, the Indian Air Pressure (IAF) and the Indian Navy – organize quite a lot of exhibits, carnivals, dramas and different leisure programmes to showcase to most people the efforts of their personnel to make sure nationwide safety.
The day was first noticed on December 7, 1949. That yr, the then authorities tried to contain the widespread individuals to contribute to the welfare of the defence personnel. After the nation gained Independence, there was an imminent scarcity of funds for the welfare of armed forces. On August 28, 1949, a committee arrange underneath the defence minister determined to look at a Flag Day yearly on December 7. The committee had recommended that it will distribute flags to the residents in change of them contributing to the fund for armed forces personnel.
The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is especially noticed to rehabilitate these wounded in wars, for the welfare of serving troopers and their households and the welfare of ex-servicemen and their households. Additionally, the cash collected is used for offering assist to the ex-servicemen who’re battling severe well being points together with coronary heart illnesses, most cancers, and joint substitute, and so on.
In keeping with the ministry of defence, every year round 60,000 defence personnel are compulsorily retired, to maintain the armed forces younger. They’re launched between 35-40 years of age and they’re bodily match and younger. Subsequently, caring for these ex-soldiers and their households is a nationwide accountability.