Itanagar: Along with the rest of the country, the Armed Forces Flag Day was observed in the State on Saturday with people from all walks of life making their contributions towards the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.
The fund collected would be used for the welfare of the battle heroes, veer naris, war-disabled, ex-servicemen and the Armed Forces serving personnel.
State Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra donated towards the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund at Raj Bhavan, here on the occasion. He said that the day brings to the fore country’s obligation for the welfare of the Armed Forces people and those who have given their day for the nation.
“It also provides us an opportunity to discharge our obligation towards the Indian Armed Forces,” he said.
Appreciating the people for joining him in the benevolent gesture, which is an obligation of the nation towards the armed personnel who are guarding the borders to safeguard country’s sovereignty, integrity and honour, the governor said that every penny of the contribution will go for the welfare of armed forces personnel.
He urged upon the people to continue their goodwill towards armed forces
The Raj Bhavan team collected contributions from RWD Minister Honchun Ngandam, Urban Development Minister Kamlung Mosang, Home Minister Bamang Felix, Sports Minister Mama Natung and Education Minister Taba Tedir besides government officials, media persons and many others on the Day.
The collection proceeds have been deposited into the Armed Forces fund.
Meanwhile, the Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) here organized a “Plogging Run” during the day to mark the occasion.
The programme with the theme ‘picking up litter while running and jogging’, was initiated by the Directorate General of NCC office along with the celebration of Arm Force Flag Day at the college campus.
The plogging run started from Rama Krishna Mission Hospital and ended at the college campus.
As many as 200 cadets from both senior division and senior wing of the college NCC unit participated in the programme.
Joining the programme, DNGC principal Dr N T Rikam recalled the contribution of Army, Navy and Air force towards keeping the nation safe and secure.
He briefed the cadets about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission of ‘Fit India’ and also the essence of keeping surrounding clean.