The 'Armed Forces Flag Day' is solemnly observed every year on 7 December. By displaying
Armed Forces Flag on this day, the citizenry reinforces its solidarity with Armed
Forces for what they do for the nation. It reassures Defence Personnel the entire
nation is behind them.
On this day, the community also express its gratitude and appreciation by contributing
to the "Armed Forces Flag Day Fund" to honour the brave and the dead for their supreme
sacrifice as well as salute the valiant soldiers, sailors and airmen, both serving
This fund is utilized for the number of welfare programmes instituted by the Department
of Sainik Welfare" Maharashtra State, for the benefit and empowerment of widows,
disabled soldiers - sailors - airmen, ex-servicemen and their dependants and also
for the serving personnel. The total strength of the above categories in Maharashtra
is over 10 lakhs. To make these programmes meaningful, it requires generous voluntary
participation and magnum support from one and all.
By Account Payee cheque/Drafts payable to
"Armed Forces Flag Day Fund"
Cheques/drafts may be forwarded to:
Armed Forces Flag Day Fund
C/O Director Department of Sainik Welfare, Maharashtra State
RAIGAD Building, Opposite National War memorial,
Ghorpadi, Pune - 411001