ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr B.D. Mishra has called upon the people to respect the brave jawans of the country who while performing their tasks on the line of duty are braving all challenges so that people can live in peace. It is the prime duty of the citizens of the country to respect the brave jawans, the Governor said while extending his greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of the 'Armed Forces Flag Day'.
Mishra while saluting the martyrs, 'veer naris' (war widows) and war-disabled personnel of the Indian Armed Forces said: "Day in and day out, our gallant members of the Indian Armed Forces, man our Borders in hazardous terrain, in-hospitable areas, extreme climatic conditions and oxygen rarified high altitude locations to safeguard the country's integrity and honour." "I join the people of Arunachal Pradesh in expressing our gratitude to them for their courage, bravery, valour, patriotism and sacrifice for the national defence", the governor said. Mishra urged every citizen to generously donate to the Armed Forces Flag Day fund.
"Today is the occasion for every citizen of the country to discharge their obligation and voluntarily make liberal contribution towards the Armed Forces Welfare Fund for providing care, support, rehabilitation and financial aid towards the wellbeing of the battle martyrs dependents, veer naris and war disabled soldiers, sea warriors and air warriors," he said. "We are proud of, and beholden to, our valiant armed forces personnel for their sacrifice for the country," the governor said in his message.
The Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day of India is dedicated in India towards collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel. It has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949. Over the years, it has become a tradition to commemorate this day as an honour to the soldiers, sailors and airmen of India.
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