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TN Guv, CM appeal for liberal contribution to Flag Day fund

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Governor Banwarilal Purohit and K Palaniswami Thursday appealed to the people of the state to make 'liberal' contributions to the Armed Forces Fund.

In a message on the eve of being observed Friday, Purohit said it was an occasion for remembering with pride the valiant soldiers in the Army, Navy and

"This is an occasion to remind ourselves of the selfless services of our Armed Forces personnel in protecting our country's territory from the enemies and intruders," he said.

It was also an opportunity to take the history of our great nation to the younger generation in order to nurture patriotism and inspire them to join the armed forces, Purohit said noting that had always been a topper in per capita contribution to the Fund.

Palaniswami, in his message, highlighted the role played by the defence personnel in guarding the country and assistance extended to the civilian population at times of natural disasters.

He also appealed for generous contributions by the people of the state to "express their patriotism".

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:35 IST