JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik celebrated the ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’ at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here on Friday. Brig (Retd) Harcharan Singh, Director, Rajya Sainik Board pinned a token Flag on the self of Governor on the occasion. The Governor made contribution towards the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.
“The ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’ is an important occasion for remembering the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives for protecting the territorial integrity of the nation,” Governor observed and lauded the role of the armed forces, both during war and in peace time.
Brig (Retd) Harcharan Singh, Director, Rajya Sainik Board; Brig M M Harjai, CAO Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal; Honorary Capt Sardar Bana Singh, PVC; Rashid Ahmad (Retd) SM; were present on the occasion.
The Director RSB apprised Governor about various initiatives launched by the Board for ensuring welfare of the war widows and of the families of ex-servicemen and serving armed forces personnel. He informed that besides various fund raising activities on the occasion of ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’, varied competitions have been organized for school going children including painting, quiz, essay writing, patriotic song singing etc.
The Governor advised Brig (Retd) Harcharan Singh to vigorously campaign in the government and private institutions for collecting contributions for the Flag Day Fund throughout the year so that a large corpus could be generated for carrying out welfare activities for the ex-servicemen and their families.