Srinagar, Dec 07 (KINS): Observing Armed Force Flag Day on December- 7, a programme was held at the Sainik Bhawanin Srinagar.
On the occasion, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Pandurang K. Pole, inaugurated Annexe in the presence of Deputy Commissioner (Srinagar) Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary for Old Aged Ex-servicemen, disabled soldiers and Veer Naris.
During the interaction with the veterans he assured all support from the civil administration towards welfare of Ex-Servicemen and their families.
The Ex-Servicemen community expressed their gratitude to the HQ 15 Corps, HQ 31 Sub Area, JAK LI Regimental Centre (JAK LI RC), Mr Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner (Kashmir), DC Srinagar Dr ShahidIqal Choudhary, other DCs and concerned civil and police officers for their support to them.
Among other officials Ex-Servicemen, Veer Naris, Police Officers, Senior Veterans and District Social Welfare Officer Mr Mohammad Ashraf Akhoon, were also present.
On the occasion, the Div Com said that 7TH Dec is observed as the Armed Forces Flag Day (AFFD) throughout the Country to honour the martyrs and men in uniform who voluntarily fought and continue to safeguard the country’s honour.
He said soldiers are one of the greatest assets of any country. “ They are guardians of the Nation and protect its citizens. To fulfill their duties soldiers sacrifice a lot of things in their lives. It becomes therefore the duty of every citizen to not only show admiration for the martyrs and the living heroes but also their families who have been a crucial part of their sacrifice” he said.
Apart from Govt measures it becomes the collective duty of every citizen to make his/her unstinted and volunteer contribution towards providing care support rehabilitation and financial aid. Small flags are distributed this day in return of donation ‘Flag Day’ brings to the forefront our commitment of looking after our Veer Naris, disabled soldiers and families of martyrs.(KINS)