Armed Forces Flag Day or Flag Day of India has been celebrated on December 7 since 1949. Armed Forces Flag Day or Flag Day of India has been celebrated since 1949 and is dedicated to commemorating the courage of servicemen as well as collecting welfare funds from the citizens of India to assist the rehabilitation of ex-servicemen in need as well as aid the widows and dependents of martyrs.Citizens are thus urged on this day to take it as an opportunity to contribute generously to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF). The Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) administers the AFFDF and it is operated by a managing committee that is headed by the defence minister.
Why is it flag day? The reason it was called a flag day because small flags were distributed across the country among the general population which served two purposes – collection of welfare funds and creating a sense of camaraderie and harmony between the Army and citizens
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