Donation to Armed Forces flag fund most precious: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari
“Donation to Armed Forces flag fund most precious”: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Stating that the Armed Forces of India safeguard the land, the sea and the aerial sovereignty of the nation, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari appealed to the people to donate to the armed forces flag fund that is used for the welfare of the families of martyrs, ex-servicemen, war disabled and others.
“I personally believe that a donation to the armed forces flag fund will earn more ‘punya’ than donating at a place of worship”, said the Governor.
The Governor inaugurated the Armed Forces Flag Day by making his donation to the Flag Fund at Sahyadri State Guest House at Malabar Hill in Mumbai on Saturday (7th Dec).
The Governor congratulated the Collectors of Mumbai Suburban District Milind Borikar and City Collector Shivajirao Jondhale for surpassing their targets of flag fund collection for the last year.
Representatives of philanthropic trusts, schools, banks, government offices and individuals were presented trophies for their support to the Armed Forces fund raising initiative.
Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P., Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command, Maj. Gen. Raj Sinha, Chief Staff Officer, Indian Army, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa Area, Valsa Nair Singh, Principal Secretary, General Administration Department, Shivajirao Daund, Divisional Commissioner, Konkan, Group Captain S M Bawle of Maritime Air Operations and Laxminarayan Mishra, Director, Sainik Welfare were present.