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Armed Forces Flag Day observed

Itanagar, Dec 7 (UNI) Along with the rest of the country, the Armed Forces Flag Day was observed in the state capital on Saturday with the people from all walks of life making their contributions towards the Armed Forces Flag Day fund, which will be used for the welfare of the battle fallen heroes, veer naris, war-disabled, ex-servicemen and the armed forces serving personnel.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra donated towards the Armed Forces Flag Day fund at Raj Bhavan.
The Governor said that the Flag 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 with 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 Armed Forces Flag Day Team collected contributions from State RWD Minister Honchun Ngandam, Urban Development Minister Kamlung Mosang, Home Minister Bamang Felix, Sports Minister Mama Natung and Education Minister Taba Tedir, government officials, media persons and many others on the occasion. The collection proceeds have been deposited into the Armed Forces Fund.
The Armed Forces Flag Day is observed on December 7 every year throughout the country to honour the martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought on our borders to safeguard the country's honour
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