All the universities across the country have been directed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to observe 7 December as the Armed Forces Flag day to recall and show respect to the supreme sacrifices made by the soldiers of the country during conflicts, Indian Express has reported.
The UGC, in a letter to the heads of all the universities has asked them to remember the sacrifices made by our valiant armed forces personnel for the protection of sovereignty, territorial integrity of India and securing the lives of citizens against the threats of insurgency, terrorism and against natural calamities.
Universities have also been directed by the commission to organise functions or hold talks on the occasion of flag day in colleges and institutes to create awareness among the students about the issue.
The Indian armed forces flag day is being observed on 7 December since 1949 to honour the soldiers, airmen and sailors of the country. It is an important occasion for Indians to express their gratitude and appreciation towards the current and veteran military personnel of India.
It is also a reminder of the nation’s obligation towards the war widows, disabled soldiers and dependents of those who sacrificed their lives in service of the motherland.
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