Dimapur, December 6: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has greeted members of Armed Forces, ex-servicemen and their families on Armed Forces Flag Day, which is observed throughout the country on December 7.
Armed Forces Flag Day is observed in recognition of services rendered by Armed Forces personal in the defence of the motherland and to convey solidarity. The day is intended to honour the martyr, to salute the veterans and the brave and to enhance the traditional bonds that exist between citizens of the country and the Armed Forces.
“This day is celebrated to enlist the public co-operation and support for three basic purposes – rehabilitation of families of battle casualties, welfare of servicing personnel and their families and resettlement and welfare of Ex-servicemen and their families, in general,” he said.
The Governor appealed to all citizens to contribute generously towards the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, which, he said, will go a long way in supplementing the effort of the Governments for welfare of war widows, disabled soldiers and the ex-servicemen and serving soldiers – who have been safeguarding the nation from external aggression and come to the aid of civil authority at the time of natural calamities and disaster.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has also greeted all ranks of Army, Navy, Air force, ex-servicemen, widows and their families on Armed Forces Flag Day.
On this day, citizens and voluntary organizations collect donation in exchange of token flags and car stickers throughout the country. The fund so collected is meant for the noble cause of rehabilitation of war widows, disabled soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families, he said and appealed to all citizens to generously contribute for the noble cause.
(Page News Service)