Goyal reviews preparations for forthcoming AFFD
JAMMU: The Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Home Department R K Goyal on Friday chaired a meeting to review the preparations for forthcoming Armed Forces Flag Day (AFFD) celebrations.
He also took a review of other measures being taken for the welfare of ex-servicemen, widows and their dependents.
Speaking during the meeting, the ACS called upon all the departments to come forward for this virtuous cause and show exemplary dedication in realizing the fresh targets laid for the fund.
He called for a sustained campaign to be run in collaboration with the Sainik Welfare Department J&K to create awareness among the citizens about the importance of the Armed Forces Flag Day.
Goyal maintained that this contribution towards the fund is acknowledgement of the services rendered by the armed forces towards the nation.
He highlighted that the soldiers ensure peace and tranquillity on our land which is pivotal for progress, development and economic well-being of our nation, adding that it must be the endeavor of the citizens to reciprocate the same by contributing generously.
The ACS asked all Departments to undertake a sustained campaign to create awareness about the importance of the Armed Forces Flag Day through various electronic print and other means of communication.
Director, Sainik Welfare highlighted that every year 7th December is observed as the Armed Forces Flag Day which provides the citizens an opportunity to show their gratitude to the Armed Forces by donating liberally for the AFFD fund.
He gave the outline of various welfare activities undertaken out of the fund for the rehabilitation and welfare of widows, ex-servicemen and their dependents.
He thanked the departments for their cooperation in the past, he exhorted them for full cooperation and support even in the future.