Superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday marked the Armed Forces Flag Day with a special video message honoring the braveheart soldiers for safeguarding the country.
The ‘Don’ actor who is one of the most active senior celebrities on Twitter posted a video of himself on the platform where he is seen paying his heartfelt tribute to the defense forces.
“Namaskaar this is Amitabh Bachchan. On the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag day 2020, I send my greetings and my salutations,” Bachchan said in the video.
The veteran actor then invoked a quote about serving the country and continued expressing gratitude towards soldiers for safeguarding the country.
“‘He loves his country best who strives to make it best.’ We have not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans. The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country,” he said.
“It takes a great amount of courage and sacrifice to do what they do. Their sacrifice and triumphs and large hearts change the course of our history. As a civilian, we owe an unpayable debt to all our military and armed forces and their families,” he added.
The actor, Amitabh Bachchan further in the video urged countrymen to “honor and be thankful,” to the unselfish deeds of the armed forces. “The least we can do for our military men and women is to honor and be thankful for their unselfish deeds. On the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day 2020, we honor with great pride the sacrifice of the armed forces who valiantly fight to safeguard our borders,” the 78-year-old actor said.
“They treasure a higher intrinsic value received from the sense of accomplishment of serving our nation in the best manner known,” he added. The actor ended the video with a quote on the glory of the soldiers.
“On this memorial day, I am reminded of a friend’s quote – “Who kept the faith and fought the fight, the glory theirs, the duty ours. With utmost respect, I bow down to these stalwarts, Jai Hind,” he said.
Although December 7 is celebrated as ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’ every year, this year, the Centre has announced that the whole month would be celebrated as ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’ to honor the sacrifices of armed forces in the line of duty.