Flag Day or the Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated every year in India on 7th of December. It has been observed annually since 1949. This day is dedicated to the collection of funds from people of the country for the well-being of Indian Armed Force manpower. Now it has become a ritual to solemnize this day as a tribute to the soldiers, sailors and airmen of our country.
“India has the world’s 3rd largest military force with 1.3 million active personnel, 1.15 million reserve personnel and 1.3 million paramilitary personnel”.
The celebration of this event is named as Armed Forces Flag Day because on this day the fund is collected from the people by selling Indian colorful flags, stickers and labels. This is one of the most prestigious annual celebrations in India providing rehabilitation to the victims, helping their families and welfare of the ex-servicemen.
The people in Army, Navy and Air Force never think about their lives and family and many of them lost their lives in the war, many became disabled and handicapped. This day bring a hope in their lives who had sacrificed their lives for the country’s betterment strengthening the bond among people of India and personnel of Armed forces.
HOW IT IS CELEBRATED ?
On this day, the staff of Indian Military (the Indian Navy, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army) organizes different cultural and traditional programs.
The staff also takes part in distributing the small Indian flags throughout the country. Car flags and token flags in deep blue, red and light colors represent the three services that are delivered to the public throughout the country by the Kendriya Sainik Board.
COLLECTION OF FUNDS
The Indian Armed Forces Day was set up by the committee of Defense Minister. The collected fund is managed by the local arms of the Kendriya Sainik Board (which is a part of Ministry of Defense). And the fund is operated by the managing committee, controlled by the Defense Minister of India at the centre and Executive heads of the government in the states.
INDIAN ARMY IS LIKE A MOTHER, DOES WORK SELFLESSLY AND NEVER ASK FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN.