Khandu visits to Changlang Battalion to mark Armed Forces flag day
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Friday visited the Changlang Battalion of the Assam Rifles on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day. State Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, MLAs Phosum Khimhun (Changlang South) and Team Pongte (Changlang North), Chief Secretary Satya Gopal and DGP S B K Singh also accompanied the chief minister to Changlang district.
While addressing the troops on the occasion, Khandu said that the historic day gives the people an opportunity to reaffirm their solidarity with the armed forces and to recognise the service of ex-servicemen.
Khandu also called upon the people to contribute voluntarily towards the Flag Day fund. The fund would be utilised for the rehabilitation of war widows, disabled soldiers and ex-servicemen, he said. The chief minister, deputy chief minister, MLAs, the chief secretary also donated an amount of Rs 2.9 lakh towards the Defence Service Welfare Fund, a defence communique informed.
(With inputs from agencies.)