Guwahati: Armed Forces Flag Day was an occasion for the nation to express its gratitude and solidarity with the Armed Forces for guarding borders and preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Saturday.
"The occasion also provides an opportunity to express solidarity towards welfare of serving as well as retired armed forces personnel and their dependents through generous contribution to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund," he said while interacting with a delegation of Ex-Servicemen here.
The Chief Minister extended his greetings to all ex- servicemen and their families. The delegation comprised Director of Sainik Welfare Commodore K C Choudhury along with prominent ex-servicemen from the state including Congress MLA Capt Robin Bordoloi, Col Manoranjan Goswami and Wing Commander Manoj Bora.
The Chief Minister directed Commodore Choudhury to raise an eco-task battalion comprising ex-servicemen for Kamrup district to protect the environment and forest.
Gogoi also asked him to initiate necessary steps to erect a War Memorial on the bank of Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati.