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Updated: 07-12-2018 23:36 IST

Marking the Armed Forces Flag Day

officers of Rajya Sanik Board (RSB) Nagaland and ex-servicemen

on Friday called on Nagaland Governor PB Acharya at the Raj

Bhavan here.

Acharya, who is also the ex-officio president of RSB,

paid respect to the soldiers and veterans for their courage,

honour, bravery and sacrifices.

He also urged the people to contribute to the Armed

Forces fund for the welfare of ex-servicemen and their


Director, Rajya Sainik Board Nagaland, Rajiv Dong

honoured the Governor with Armed Forces Flag Day badge.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, in his message, said the

aim of the day is to honour the martyrs, veterans and brave

soldiers who have been defending the country against external

aggression and assisting in aid to civil authorities during

natural calamities.

On this day, he said, citizens and volunteer

organizations collect donation in exchange of token flags and

car stickers throughout the country.

He said the fund so collected is meant for

rehabilitation of war windows, disabled soldiers,

ex-servicemen and their families.

Both the Governor and CM also appealed to all citizens

for generous contribution for the noble cause.

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