Armed Forces Flag Day 2019: History and significance of the day

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The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is observed every year on December 7 since 1949. Also referred to as the Flag Day of India, the event is dedicated to the welfare of personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy.

History 

After the country achieved independence IN 1947, there was an imminent shortage of funds for the welfare of armed forces. A committee formed by the government suggested that it would distribute flags to the common people in exchange of them contributing to the fund for armed forces personnel.

The Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) collected on the Flag Day is also used for the welfare of serving personnel and ex-servicemen and also to rehabilitate battle causalities.

Here’s how you can contribute in the Armed Forces Flag Fund:

You can contribute to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund online by clicking here

Contribute to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund through cheques and by depositing in banks. For details, check this link.

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