Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh have extended greetings to the people on the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day and also urged them to generously donate towards the Flag as the same amount is used for the welfare of the brave soldiers of the country.

Haryana CM Khattar said December 7 is celebrated as Armed Forces Flag Day across the country. This day is observed to recall and show respect to the supreme sacrifices made by the soldiers for the sake of the country. It is an important occasion to express our gratitude to the martyrs and show solidarity with the Armed Forces, he added.

Khattar said, “We cannot pay back the kind of sacrifices and services rendered by our soldiers, but giving them respect and providing them with better facilities we can do our duty.” He said that the money collected by distributing flags on Armed Forces Flag Day is used for the rehabilitation of families of soldiers martyred in wars, serving soldiers, and ex-servicemen and welfare of their dependents. The CM also appealed to the people of the state to generously donate to the Flag.

Punjab CM Amarinder on Thursday expressed solidarity with the valiant soldiers and ex-servicemen of the Indian armed forces while calling upon the people to donate generously for the welfare of their families.

Exhorting people to come out with voluntary donations for the Flag Day Fund, the CM said the money would be utilised for the rehabilitation of war widows, disabled defence personnel, and ex-servicemen.

“On this Flag Day, let us strive to help the families of our brave soldiers who attained martyrdom in the defence and honour of the motherland,” he said in his message on the occasion.

Any contribution to the Fund would be a token of respect towards the outstanding services rendered by the valiant soldiers who zealously guard the country’s borders round the clock, he added.

The Flag Day is observed every year on December 7 as a mark of honour to the martyrs and brave soldiers of the Indian armed forces.