The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is mainly observed to rehabilitate those wounded in wars, for the welfare of serving soldiers and their families and the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families

Armed Forces Flag day: Honouring the sacrifice of soldiers

Armed Forces Flag Day is marked in India yearly on December 7 to honour martyrs and the lads in uniform who serve India. Citizens 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.

Appealing folks to contribute in Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) to honour sacrifices made by troopers within the line of obligation, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on December 2 introduced that ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’ could be celebrated all through December. “The Centre and states along with Sainik Board will celebrate ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’ throughout December. It’s our national responsibility to support families of our security personnel, who have lost their lives or suffered injuries in the line of duty,” Singh stated whereas talking to information company ANI.

To have a good time the day, all three branches of the Indian armed forces – the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force (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 12 months, the then authorities tried to contain the frequent folks 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 below the defence minister determined to watch a Flag Day yearly on December 7. The committee had urged that it will distribute flags to the residents in alternate 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. Also, the cash collected is used for offering assist to the ex-servicemen who’re battling critical well being points together with coronary heart illnesses, most cancers, and joint substitute, and so forth.

According to the ministry of defence, every year round 60,000 defence personnel are compulsorily retired, to maintain the armed forces younger. They are launched between 35-40 years of age and they’re bodily match and younger. Therefore, caring for these ex-soldiers and their households is a nationwide accountability.