Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acknowledged the contributions of the Indian armed forces on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day and urged the countrymen to contribute towards the forces' welfare.
"On Armed Forces Flag Day, I would like to acknowledge once again the exemplary contributions of our armed forces. Their perseverance and courage are outstanding. I would also urge you all to contribute towards our forces' welfare," tweeted PM Modi on December 7. On occasion, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also extended his wishes to the Indian forces.
"On the occasion of 'Armed Forces Flag Day, I salute the valour and sacrifice of the Indian Armed Forces. I appeal to all the countrymen to celebrate this entire month as 'Pride Month' and contribute generously to the 'Armed Forces Flag Day Fund' by wearing the Armed Forces flag," read Singh's tweet roughly translated from Hindi.
The Armed Forces Flag Day is a day dedicated to collecting funds from the people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces. 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 India's soldiers, sailors, and airmen.