Armed Forces Flag Day observed on Tuesday

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New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): Armed Forces Flag Day was observed throughout the country on Tuesday to remember the sacrifices made by the gallant servicemen in defending the integrity of the nation.

The day is observed to remember the sacrifices made by the gallant servicemen in defending the integrity of our motherland and salute the martyrs, honour the brave and express solidarity and support towards welfare of widows, children, disabled and sick ex-servicemen.

On this occasion, the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) officials pinned Armed Forces Flag Day Lapels on the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Defence Minister AK Antony, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju and the three Service Chiefs.

Similar functions were held throughout the country with the assistance of school students, NCC cadets and government officials.

The mobilized fund is utilized for giving grants to various welfare institutions like Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Cheshire Homes, St. Dunstan's After Care Organisation for Blind, construction of War Memorial hostels, financial assistance towards marriage, medical, education grants and relief to ex-servicemen towards penury besides hosts of other welfare measure. (ANI)

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