My mind gets back to fifties and sixties, when as students in high schol classes, we used to wear flags in our shirt and take small ones to sell to the passers by for an Ana! 1/16th of a Rupee!
Real-life superheroes of the Armed forces are honored annually on Flag Day of India on December 7. This day allows citizens to take responsibility for looking after disabled servicemen, families, and dependents of martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country. Small flags in dark blue, light blue, and red colors representing the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy, are distributed throughout the country in exchange for donations.
HISTORY OF FLAG DAY OF INDIA
Flag Day of India – also known as The Armed Forces Flag Day, is commemorated through the collection of funds by the distribution of flags. Indian citizens express their gratitude to both veteran and current military personnel of the country and pay homage to those who died in service.
This annual tradition started in 1949 on 28 August; the then Defence Minister of India set up a committee to observe a Flag Day every year on December 7. The general idea behind this was the collection of funds from people by distributing flags.
In Addition to the colors of the national flag, the color code for the day is red, light blue, and dark blue, representing the three branches of the Indian Armed Forces – Army, Air Force, and Navy. Across the nation, patriotic events are arranged to encourage public participation and support the cause. The primary purposes of the day are to collect funds that will allow rehabilitation to families of martyrs and war victims, ensure well being of the serving personnel and their dependents, and to contribute to the welfare and resettlement of veterans and their families.
We love how on the Flag Day of India, the Indian Military staff aids the cause by arranging a variety of shows, activities, and carnivals to showcase in front of the general public and to ensure national security. During the celebrations, volunteers collect donations by selling stickers, coupon flags, and other memorabilia. We cannot think of a more patriotic way to show solidarity!
A day to be observed by all.