Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar today extended warm greetings and best wishes to all members of the armed forces and their families on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day. On the occasion, Director, Sainik Welfare Department Brig. Madan Sheel Sharma (Rtd.) pinned the Armed Forces Flag on the coat of the Governor. On the occasion, the Governor appealed to all citizens to contribute generously towards Armed Forces Flag Day fund and serve the noble cause of welfare of soldiers, the ex-servicemen and their families. He said that every citizen of the country were familiar with the important role of the Indian Armed Forces. They protect our nation even in times of peace and also, they played an important role in helping citizens during natural calamities, he added.
He said that our armed forces have a glorious history, the sacrifices made by the jawans of Army, Navy and Air Force while serving our country were remarkable. “I salute the courage and dedication of our soldiers and acknowledge with gratitude their valour and service to our country,” he said. “The brave sons of Himachal Pradesh are the pride of our armed forces. Hence, it becomes more important that we all contribute generously towards this noble cause”, said Arlekar. On the occasion, the Director Sainik Welfare Department also briefed the Governor on the endeavours made and initiatives taken up by the Department for the welfare of Veterans, Veer Naris, their dependents and serving Armed Forces personnel.