Jammu : A run was organized by the Sainik Welfare Department J&K in conjunction with Tiger Division of the Army, members of civil society and various NGOs here Thursday to spread awareness about the Armed Forces Fag Day.
The event was aimed at creating awareness amongst citizens about contribution of Defence Services and the Veterans towards the service of the nation and to raise funds for Armed Forces Flag Day Fund which is used for the welfare and resettlement of the defence veterans. The Armed Forces Flag Day is observed every year on Dec 7.
The runners were flagged off from Kotli Arjun Singh by Capt Bana Singh, Paramveer Chakra and Veer Nari Surjit Kaur widow of Sep Nirmal Singh a martyr of 1971 War. The run culminated at Simbal Camp where the runners were received by another Veer Nari Agya Kaur Widow of Sep Dalip Singh also a martyr of 1971 War and Staff of Sainik Welfare Department. Brig Gautam Segan, SC, SM Dy GOC, Tiger Division, Brig Harcharan Singh, VSM (Retd), also addressed the gathering.
Brig Gurmeet Singh Shan, Director Sainik Welfare Deptt highlighted the important role that can be played by the members of civil society in raising the morale of the Defense Forces. He also thanked various NGOs and members of civil society for supporting and encouraging the runners. Director emphasized the importance of donating towards the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund which is used for the welfare of Ex-servicemen /Veer Naris.
The event was graced by a large number of various defence and civilian dignitaries. Notable amongst those present included Taranjeet Singh Tony, DDC Member, Suchetgarh, Col V K Sahi, VrC, Maj Gen LM Arora, VSM (Retd), CM Arora, Rajesh Padha, Col RK Sharma ZSWO Samba, Col JS Randhawa ZSWO RS Pura, Col BS Sambyal ZSWO Jammu and Col Sukhbir Singh Assla, ZSWO Udhampur.