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Help & Support For Armed Forces Flag Day Fund
  • Vikram

    Created by

    Vikram Anand
  • AF

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Army Families

    from New Delhi, Delhi


Hi there,
As the Organizer of this fundraising event, Myself, Vikram Anand will be participating in DAVID GOGGINS 4X4X48 CHALLENGE which is one of the most uncomfortable runs in the world to raise funds for the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF).
The Schedule of the challenge planned is March 5th, 4 AM. The details of the challenge are mentioned in the post:

The reason I wish to do this campaign for the cause of Armed Forces Flag Day is as follows:
Since 1949, 7th December is observed as the Armed Forces Flag Day throughout the country to honor the martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought on our borders to safeguard the country’s honor. There cannot be a nobler cause than laying down ones life for the country. At the same time, our admiration for the martyrs should not mean that we have little time for the living heroes who were wounded while doing their duty towards their motherland or their widows and children whom they left behind to fend for themselves.

During the course of achieving victories, in the various wars, the nation has fought and in combating the ongoing cross-border terrorism and insurgency, our Armed Forces have lost and continue to lose valuable lives as well as leaving quite a few disabled. The trauma that the family suffers on the demise of the head of the family is hard to fathom. Those of our men who are disabled require care and rehabilitation so that they do not become a burden on their families and can instead lead a life of dignity. Furthermore, there are Ex-servicemen who suffer from serious diseases such as Cancer, Heart ailments and Joint Replacement, etc., and who cannot afford the high cost of treatment. Hence, they too need our care and support.
The requirement of keeping our Armed Forces young necessitates the release of our service personnel at 35-40 years of age when they are still young, physically fit, and have qualities of discipline, drive, and leadership. Every year about 60000 Defence personnel is compulsorily retired. Caring for these ex-soldiers and their families is, therefore, a national responsibility.—{source:}

1. Intro of the organization:
Kendriya Sainik Board is responsible for the administration of the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF). The AFFDF is operated by a Managing Committee, headed by Hon'ble Raksha Mantri at the Centre and Hon’ble Governor / Lt Governor at the State / UT level
2. How org is helping as relief work.
 Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), an apex body of the Government of India, formulates and operates various welfare and rehabilitation schemes for Ex-Servicemen (ESM) and their dependents through a network of Rajya Sainik Boards (RSBs) and Zila Sainik Boards (ZSBs) co-located in the State Capitals and District HQs respectively, across the country. These welfare schemes are funded from Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) which was instituted vide Gazette of India notification No 5(1) /92/US(WE)/D (Res) dated 13 Apr 1993, by the amalgamation of the following into one fund named as "Armed Forces Flag Day Fund".
3. Utilization of funds:
Kendriya Sainik Board administratively controls AFFDF, which is utilized for providing financial assistance to needy Ex-Servicemen, War widows, and their Dependents; and the Institutions involved in the rehabilitation of the Ex-Servicemen, War widows, and their Dependents. The management of the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund rests with the Managing Committee whose Chairman is Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Vice Chairman is Hon Raksha Rajya Mantri, and members include three Service Chiefs, Defence Secretary, Secretary, Ex-Servicemen Welfare / MoD, and the other senior Central Govt officials.

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