Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
07-December-2010 16:50 IST
Armed Forces Flag Day Observed
Armed Forces Flag Day was observed today throughout the country. The day is observed to remember the sacrifices made by our gallant servicemen in defending the integrity of our motherland and salute the martyrs, honour the brave and express solidarity and support towards welfare of widows, children, disabled and sick ex-servicemen.

On this occasion officials of Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) pinned Armed Forces Flag Day Lapels on the President Smt Pratibha Patil, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Defence Minister Shri AK Antony, Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju and the three Service Chiefs. Similar functions were held throughout the country with the assistance of school students, NCC cadets and Govt officials.

The mobilized fund is utilized for giving grants to various welfare institutions like Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Cheshire Homes, St. Dunstan’s After Care Organisation for Blind, construction of War Memorial hostels, financial assistance towards marriage, medical, education grants and relief to ex-servicemen towards penury besides hosts of other welfare measure.