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
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
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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