Flag Day of India, also known as The Armed Forces Flag Day, is observed by raising funds through the distribution of flags. Indian citizens express their gratitude to the country’s veteran and current military personnel, as well as those who died in service.
This annual tradition began on August 28, 1949, when India’s then-Defense Minister established a committee to observe a Flag Day every year on December 7. The overall concept was to collect funds from people by distributing flags.
Date of Armed Forces Flag Day 2022:
Armed Forces Flag Day will be observed on December 7, 2022.
Armed Forces Flag Day 2022: Significance
This day is observed to encourage public participation and support across the country for the following goals:
To provide rehabilitation services to the families of war victims.
To take steps to ensure the well-being of service members and their families.
To assist former service members and their families with their welfare and resettlement.
Throughout India, volunteers and members of the general public raise funds by selling coupon flags, stickers, and other items during the celebration of this event. This helps to increase the amount of money raised from ordinary citizens in many ways.
The fund collection is managed by the local branches of the Kendriya Sainik Board in India, which is a division of the Ministry of Defense. It is overseen by the managing committee, and both official and unofficial voluntary organisations keep an eye on it.
Flag Day of India Celebration
The armed forces organise traditional and cultural programmes to convey to the general public the status and well-being of army men on Armed Forces Flag Day. The Indian military uses tricolour flags or vehicle flags that feature red, dark blue, and light blue to represent the three army divisions. They display a brave spirit while showing the public their brave encounters with the enemy side and the sacrifice of countless lives of army men who put their personal interests aside to protect the nation’s interests. The Indian Defense Ministry required all associated welfare groups, such as the Kendriya Sainik Board Fund, ex-servicemen’s welfare fund, and other units, to collaborate in 1993 to create a single Armed Forces Flag Day fund.