National Armed Forces Flag Day – Significance And What You Can Do


The Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day of India is a day dedicated to India towards the collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel. 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 honor to the soldiers, sailors, and airmen of India.

The three branched of the Armed Forces – the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, and the Indian Navy – organize 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. So how can you help? Read on!

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One can either contribute online or through cheque or deposit directly to the bank. Contributions to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund are exempted from Income Tax.

Click Here to make a contribution to the heroes who wear no capes but ensure we sleep comfortably when they guard our borders in extreme weathers.

The fund collection is managed throughout the country by the local arms of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), which is part of the Ministry of Defence. This year the programme MoD has planned to run has been in effect from 01 November 2018 and would continue till December 31, 2018. You can show your sense of pride by wearing the flag representing three services from 01 November to 31 December 2018. These flags are available at all Government offices. Alternatively, printable version of the flags can be downloaded from here.

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