Governor honours those who donated huge amount for military welfare

  • 23rd annual meeting of Amalgamated Special Fund held at Raj Bhavan

Bhopal: Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel said that it is our moral responsibility to be respectful towards soldiers. This infuses confidence and new energy among the soldiers deployed on the border. The honour also provides mental and emotional support to their families.

Governor Shri Patel was addressing the felicitation ceremony organized for those who made special contribution to the Amalgamated Special Fund (ASF) organized at Raj Bhavan. On the occasion, the Governor honoured 24 individual and institutional contributors from 4 divisions and districts who contributed more than Rs 1 lakh for the welfare of soldiers. Principal Secretary Home Shri Sanjay Dubey, Principal Secretary to the Governor Shri Sanjay Kumar Shukla, officers and collaborators were present in the ceremony.

Governor Shri Patel said that the collection of more than Rs 4 crore 36 lakh through public cooperation on Armed Forces Flag Day is a remarkable achievement. He appreciated the efforts of the Divisional Commissioners and Collectors who collected more than the target and congratulated the contributors. The welcome address and vote of thanks in the programme was given by Director, Sainik Welfare Brigadier Shri Arun Nair.

The 23rd annual meeting of the State Management Committee of the Amalgamated Special Fund was held under the chairmanship of Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel. The compliance report of the previous meeting was reviewed in the meeting. Various issues related to soldier welfare were discussed and the annual budget was approved.

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