JAMMU, Dec 7: Governor N.N. Vohra celebrated the Armed Forces Flag Day at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Governor observed that the Armed Forces Flag Day is an important occasion for remembering the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives for protecting the territorial integrity of the nation. He lauded the crucial role of the Armed Forces, both during war and in peace time, and observed that their sacrifices were founded in their bravery, devotion and dedication.
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B.B. Vyas, Chief Secretary, Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor, R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary Home, Brig. (Retd.) Harcharan Singh, Director, Rajya Sainik Board; Maj. Gen. Sunita Kapoor (Retd.); Col. Rawel Singh (Retd.) ZSWO; Hony Capt. Sansar Chand, MVC; Hav. Rashid Ahmad (Retd.) SM; were the distinguished guests present on the occasion.
The Governor urged the ex-servicemen to promote the interests of the society by offering their expertise and suggested to Maj. Genl. Sunita Kapoor, who retired as Additional Director General Military Nursing Services, to consider working for the improvement of health care of women and children in the rural areas of the State.
Governor also urged the decorated soldiers Hony Capt. Sansar Chand and Hav. Rashid Ahmad (Retd.), to train the willing youth, particularly girls, for equipping them to join the Armed Forces.
Governor advised Brig. (Retd.) Harcharan Singh to vigorously campaign in the Government and private institutions for collecting contributions for the Flag Day Fund throughout the year so that a large corpus could be generated for carrying out welfare activities for the ex-servicemen and their families.