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Defence Minister Praises Shah Rukh Khan For Joining Armed Forces Flag Day Awareness Campaign

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| December 15 , 2017 , 16:23 IST

Bollywood actors have never backed off an opportunity for supporting the nation's defence mechanism and their campaign. Shah Rukh Khan along with the director of his upcoming film, Aanand L Rai and co-star Anushka Sharma were recently spreading awareness about Flag Day on social media while requesting people to pay respect to our soldiers.

Appreciating their efforts, the Ministry of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman praised the artists and filmmaker for "for supporting the Armed Forces Flag Day awareness campaign." While expressing her "gratitude", the minister wrote a letter to the actor which the latter proudly shared on the micro-blogging website, Twitter with his admirers.

 

The special note by Sitharaman read, " We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to you for supporting the Armed Forces Flag Day awareness campaign and spreading the message to your widespread audience. Thank you, best of luck for the future."

Armed Forces Flag Day is commemorated every year by the Defence Ministry for paying tribute to personnel of the Indian Armed forces. Shah Rukh along with the team of his forthcoming venture took the occasion this year to talk about the sacrifices made by our soldiers to ensure that every Indian sleeps peacefully at night without fearing war.

The actor also posted a picture earlier this month with his film's entire cast and crew, all clad in white T-shirts and holding the banner of Armed Forces Flag Day. He captioned the picture as " Our soldiers give their tomorrow for our today. They deserve our respect and gratitude. The team supports them this #ArmedForcesWeek. Jai Hind!"