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On Armed Forces Flag Day, India Honours The Protectors Of The Nation

DIVYIA ASTHANA | 0
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The Armed Forces personnel of the nation, the soldiers, sailors, and airmen, dedicate their lives towards the safety of the country. The occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day of India is an opportunity for the country to contribute towards the welfare of the Armed Forces personnel.

Observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949, the Flag Day is dedicated towards collection of funds from the public with the proceedings going towards the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel.

Soon after India's independence, a need arose to manage the welfare of its defence personnel. Accordingly, a committee under the defence minister decided to observe a Flag Day annually on December 7, where small flags would be distributed to the general population and donations would be collected.

On the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day, Twitterati paid tribute to the brave defenders of the nation.