Armed Forces Flag Day: Significance, Tributes And How You Can Contribute

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Armed Forces Flag Day: Significance, Tributes And How You Can Contribute

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The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is observed every year on December 7 since 1949 to honour the soldiers, airmen and sailors of India who fought on the borders to safeguard the country's honour. It is a day dedicated to collection of funds from people for the welfare of the Armed Forces personnel.

The three branched of the Armed Forces - the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy - organise a variety of programmes to showcase their efforts towards national security. The fund collected on the Flag Day is also used for the welfare of serving personnel and ex-servicemen and also to rehabilitate battle causalities.

Small flags are also distributed on this day in return for donations.

Leaders paid tribute to the armed forces online: