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Armed forces Flag day- 7th December

Every year on 7th Dec Armed forces of India celebrates its Flag Day. This day is dedicated for collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of Indian Armed forces personnel. It has become a ritual to commemorate this day as an honour soldiers, airmen and sailors of India.

Why we celebrate Flag Day?

After the Independence of India the government arose a need to manage the welfare of itd defence personnel. Then it was decide to observe a Flag day annually on 7 December. The purpose for this was Rehabilitation of battle casualties and Welfare for serving personnel and their families.

The fund collection is managed throughout the country by the by local arms of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), which is part of the Ministry of Defence. The fund collection is organised both by official and non-official means through voluntary organisations.

Armed force Flag day 2014

Armed Forces Flag Day also known as the Flag Day in India celebrated in 2014 at Sunday, on 7th of December.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweeted:

"On Armed Forces Flag Day, I appeal to all of you to generously donate towards welfare of our Armed Forces, who serve our Nation day & night".

"Our Armed forces have always risen to the occasion & performed every duty with a patriotic spirit. Their selfless dedication is outstanding," the tweet added.

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