India is today observing Armed Forces Flag Day. The Indian Armed Flag Day is observed every year on December 7 to honour the Army, Navy and Air Force of the country.
On this day, Indian skipper Virat Kohli expressed how much pride he takes in Indian Armed Forces and he along with Cheteshwar Pujara sent a message to the Armed Forces, thanking them for their services, and sacrifices for the nation. In a video posted by BCCI, Virat Kohli along with opener Cheteshwar Pujara paid their tribute to the ‘true heroes’. Kohli said, “Sporting the Army Forces Flag Day logo on our jerseys was a moment of pride for all of us, especially during the national anthem. When we put it on our jerseys, we understood the sacrifices of all the armed forces that protect our nation 24/7 and make sure we keep living in peace. They have been doing so for so many years and we just want to send our best wishes to them.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 7, 2017
“We feel that you are the true heroes. We always are very thankful to what you do for the nation. If given a chance, we would always love to meet you, as team or as individuals also so that we can get more inspiration and have a nice time together,” he added.
Pujara said, “It is a proud moment for us talking about the soldiers’ day. They keep us safe and make a lot of sacrifices. As he (Kohli) said, one day we would definitely like to meet them.”
Others like Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad, VVS Laxman also gave their heartfelt tributes to the brave men on Twitter.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) December 7, 2017
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) December 7, 2017
On the occasion of #ArmedForcesFlagDay I salute our armed forces personnel who dedicate themselves to protecting our motherland
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) December 7, 2017
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) December 7, 2017
— Narendra modi (@Narendra2019pm) December 7, 2017
— Manohar Parrikar (@manoharparrikar) December 7, 2017
On #ArmedForcesFlagDay, I pay tribute to the valiant soldiers of our nation who fight to keep us safe. Let’s stand in solidarity to provide assistance to the families of the martyrs and contribute towards the welfare of families of the brave personnel. pic.twitter.com/yfsSF5SoCq
— Harsh Sanghavi (@sanghaviharsh) December 7, 2017
Thank you Major Ravi for creating video message to spread awareness about #ArmedForcesFlagDay.
Let’s wear Armed Forces Flag with pride to pay our respects to brave soldiers of India. Visit https://t.co/wV3pHIEoJ5 for a printable version of the flag.
Jai Hind! 🇮🇳@nsitharaman pic.twitter.com/A9l7ljKs8p
— NSitharamanOffice (@nsitharamanoffc) December 7, 2017
#ArmedForcesFlagDay – There is no greater service thn tht of Mother India 🇮🇳, no greater joy thn the welfare & prosperity of our citizens.Contribute to the welfare of ex-servicemen by getting a printable version of the https://t.co/10KM7OsLe7 pic.twitter.com/evz5kh9vLs
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) December 7, 2017
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) December 7, 2017
Armed Forces Week is celebrated by the govt. from Dec 01 To Dec 07. Wishing a very Happy Armed Forces Flag Day To Indian Army who ensure our Safety and Security. #ArmedForcesFlagDay pic.twitter.com/YM8DWZjWBh
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 1, 2017
Thank you to all the brave men who protect the honour of our nation.
Our Flag foesn’t fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each Soldier who died protecting it. Grateful to each one of you. Aap hain isliye hum hain.#ArmedForcesFlagDay pic.twitter.com/FY9Qz2Vz38
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 7, 2017
A big salute to bravery and courage of our Armed Forces on the occasion of #ArmedForcesFlagDay who made endless sacrifices for our peace and freedom #JaiHind @DefenceMinIndia @nsitharaman pic.twitter.com/xwjFlyscds
— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) December 7, 2017