The Armed Forces Flag Day / Flag Day of India has been celebrated in India annually on December 7 since 1949. It is dedicated to India towards the collection of funds for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel from people of the country. Armed Forces Flag Day has now become a tradition to observe it as an honour to the soldiers, airmen, and sailors of the country. After independence in 1947, the government needs to manage the welfare of its defence personnel, due to which a committee set up under the defence minister decided on August 28, 1949, to observe a Flag Day every year on December 7. Committee decided to distribute small flags to the general population of the country and in return collect donations from them.
The Ministry of Defence and the Centre gave a big push to popularise the Armed Forces Flag Day in a grand manner with the social media. In Karnataka, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement decided to organise an event at Raj Bhavan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi through his recent Mann Ki Baat, spread the message of the Armed Forces Flag Day, and said, this year the Ministry of Defence came up with an idea to organise a weeklong digital campaign, and will celebrate the Armed Forces Week, from December 1 to December 7.