Kohima, December 7 (MExN): On the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day, observed throughout the Country on December 7, P B Acharya, Governor of Nagaland in a message to all the members of Armed Forces, Ex-servicemen and their families said, “Armed Forces Flag Day is observed in recognition of services rendered by Armed Forces personal in the defense of the motherland and to convey solidarity.”
The Day is intended to honour the martyr, to salute the veterans and the brave and to enhance the traditional bonds that exist between citizens of the country and the Armed Forces. “This day is celebrated to enlist the public co-operation and support for three basic purposes – rehabilitation of families of battle casualties, welfare of servicing personnel and their families and resettlement and welfare of Ex-servicemen and their families, in general,” the Governor stated.
In a message issued by the PRO to Governor, Acharya appealed to all citizens to “contribute generously towards the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, which will go a long way in supplementing the effort of the Governments for welfare of war widows, disabled soldiers and the Ex-servicemen and serving soldiers – who have been safeguarding the Nation from external aggression and come to the aid of Civil Authority at the time of natural calamities and disaster.”
CM Neiphiu Rio: The state CM Neiphiu Rio while greeting on the occasion of Flag Day said that the aim of the days is to honour the martyrs, veterans and brave soldiers of our great Nation who have been doing the honorous tasks of defending the Country against external aggression and assisting in aid to civil authority including during natural calamities.
He said that on this day, citizens and volunteer organizations collect donation in exchange of token flags and car stickers throughout the country, Token flags and car flags in red, navy blue and light blue colours representing the three services are distributed to the public.
The fund so collected is meant for the noble cause of rehabilitation of war widows, disabled soldiers, Ex-servicemen and their families.
He appealed to all citizens for generous contribution for the noble cause and also extended greetings to all ranks of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Ex-servicemen, Widows and their families.