How it feels when you are watching your favorite TV show with your family and suddenly the Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister) with the chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force appear on the screen! People watching Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma had the same feeling of pleasant shock on December 7, 2017.
In a unique exercise to create awareness about Armed Forces Flag Day, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman with the three services chiefs gave a five minutes special appearance in the most popular TV series.
Thank you to the Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah team & Shri @Asitkumarmodi for featuring a message on the #ArmedForcesFlagDay in the episode of the show & contributing Rs. 5 lakh to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.
Jai Hind! @nsitharaman@adgpi @IAF_MCC @indiannavy @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/8JJvVGHe9D
— NSitharamanOffice (@nsitharamanoffc) December 7, 2017
Since 1949, Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated on December 7 to honor the martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought on the borders to safeguard the country. In 1993, The Armed Forces Flag Day Fund was set up to extend support to disabled ex-servicemen, war widows, children of martyrs and other such beneficiaries who need our care and support.
To contribute to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, visit https://t.co/wV3pHIEoJ5.
— NSitharamanOffice (@nsitharamanoffc) December 2, 2017
This year the Ministry of Defense has organized a weeklong digital campaign from 1st to 7th December 2017 celebrated as the Armed Forces Week. It was very enthusiastically participated by celebrities and common people as well.
According to the sources from the Ministry of Defense, donation around Rs 3 crore was collected through online transaction during the Armed Forces Week.
You can also do your contributions via PayTM number‘8800462175’ or by UPI code: armedforcesflagdayfund@sbi. To contribute using Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking log on to ksb.gov.in/armed-forces- flag-day- fund.htm