ARMED FORCES FLAG DAY:
The NCC Students of the Gerugambakkam Branch will help collect funds for the Armed Forces Flag Day tomorrow - Friday, 6th December 2013.
Parents and students desirous of contributing any amount may please bring the same and hand it over to the class teacher for it to be contributed to the cause.
The total contribution at the end of the day will be handed over to the concerned Officer in charge.
Armed Forces Flag Day is observed throughout the country.
The day is observed to remember the sacrifices made by our gallant servicemen in defending the integrity of our motherland and salute the martyrs, honour the brave and express solidarity and support towards welfare of widows, children, disabled, and sick ex-servicemen.
On this occasion officials of Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) pinned Armed Forces Flag Day Lapels on the President ,, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Defence Minister Shri AK Antony, Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju and the three Service Chiefs.
Similar functions will be held throughout the country with the assistance of school students, NCC cadets and Govt officials.
The mobilized fund is utilized for giving grants to various welfare institutions like Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Cheshire Homes, St. Dunstan’s After Care Organisation for Blind, construction of War Memorial hostels, financial assistance towards marriage, medical, education grants and relief to ex-servicemen towards penury besides hosts of other welfare measure.