Jagadish Mukhi pays tribute to Indian security forces on Armed Forces Flag Day
Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi on Friday hailed the heroic achievements of the Armed Forces during various wars and while combating cross-border terrorism.
"Many of our Armed Forces personnel have lost their lives on the line of duty and due recognition should be given to them", Mukhi said on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day.
The trauma and tragedy that the family suffers on the death of service personnel are heart-rending and "We as a grateful society consider it our duty to take the responsibility of care and rehabilitation of the martyrs, the disabled and their dependents, the Governor said.
He also called upon youths to contribute for the flag day and wear the badge as a mark of respect for the armed forces. The flag day plays an important role in collecting donations for the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund which is the lifeline for instituting welfare measures and rehabilitation of the ex-servicemen.
The day provides an opportunity to connect with Armed Forces personnel, their families and to reciprocate by contributing generously to Armed Forces Flag Day to ensure welfare and rehabilitation of war widows, those wounded in wars and dependants of the ex-servicemen and dead soldiers, he added.
Assam Sainik Welfare Director Brig N D Joshi said the most important gift from the state governor and chief minister to the ex-servicemen has been the war memorial and Sainik Bhawans at Guwahati, Jorhat, Halflong, Mangaldai, Dhubri, Diphu and Silchar.
(With inputs from agencies.)