Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan and Chief Minister Hemant Soren have felicitated and paid compliments to the armed forces and their family members. 

They did so today when the nation is observing December 7 as the Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day. 

Both Governor CP Radhakrishnan and CM Hemant Soren have expressed their sentiments by releasing their respecting letters being published by JharkhandStateNews.com. December 7 is observed in India every year. 

The day is commemorated in order to honour the soldiers serving in India’s armed forces as well as the veterans. 

The day has been observed annually since December 7, 1949. India’s ensigns, flags and ranks were adopted from that of British-controlled India after its independence. 

This year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the new naval ensign that eschews the Union Jack and other colonial heritage of the past. 

Despite increasing calls for India’s independence, the Indian Armed Forces and the Indian industry played a major role in World War II. Over 2.5 million Indian soldiers saw action in Europe, Africa and Asia against Germans, Italians and the Japanese. 

At the end of the war, India had achieved independence and immediately was drawn into another war – one with Pakistan. By 1949, India had an immediate need to support and encourage the welfare of its defence personnel. 

A committee was established by the Defence Minister, which then established the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund on August 28, 1949.


* Read Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan and CM Hemant Soren’s Letters of greetings to armed forces and their family members on the occasion of 
Armed Forces Flag Day 2023.

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