PM Modi makes cashless contribution to soldiers on Armed Forces Flag Day

From PM Narendra Modi to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, politicians express solidarity with armed forces on Flag ...

From PM Narendra Modi to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, politicians express solidarity with armed forces on Flag ...

Every year, December 7 is observed as the "Armed Forces Flag Day" throughout the country since 1949 with an aim to honour the martyrs and the men in uniform who not only fought valiantly for the country's honour and safety but laid their lives for the sake of the motherland. "Power and position should not go to the head of the occupants (of such offices)", she said presenting awards to various departments for raising Armed Forces Flag Day funds at the Raj Nivas here.

The day is also observed to raise funds for the well-being of serving jawans, as well as the disabled comrades-in-arms and widows and dependents of those who have made the supreme sacrifice, the leaders urged all citizens to donate generously for the jawans' welfare. "On this Flag Day, let us strive to help the families of our fearless soldiers, who died in service while honouring the motherland", he said.

The money has since been credited to the Armed Forces Fund. Earlier, by sporting the Armed Forces badges on the first day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, the Indian cricket team, led by captain Virat Kohli, paid tribute to the Army.