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7th December - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 7th December. Read about major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on this day and Death Anniversaries on this day.

Today on 7th December every year India celebrates "The Armed Forces Flag Day" or "The Flag Day of India". This day is dedicated to India towards collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel. It has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949.

Today that is 7th of December is also observed as International Civil Aviation Day.
In 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that 7 December was to be the International Civil Aviation Day. The day has been celebrated by the International Civil Aviation Organization since 7 December 1994, the 50th anniversary of the signing the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

The Flag day is mainly observed to serve three basic purposes

  • Rehabilitation of battle casualties
  • Welfare of serving personnel and their families
  • Resettlement and welfare of ex-servicemen and their families.

Festivals/Observation on 7th December

  • Armed Forces Flag Day

Famous Birthdays on December 7

  • 1966 - Sanjay Gupta is an Indian comic book writer, editor, and the studio head and co-founder of Raj comics. He is famous for establishing the superhero comics genre in India and in Hindi language. He provided the platform to Anupam Sinha who created the popular superhero Super Commando Dhruva. Gupta is one of the key people of Raj Comics, along with his brothers Manish Gupta and Manoj Gupta. He created the characters Nagraj, Doga, Bhokal, Yoddha etc.
  • 1939 - L. R. Eswari is a veteran playback singer of the Tamil cinema, Telugu cinema, Malayalam cinema and Kannada cinema industries. She also sang in other languages like Hindi, Tulu, and English. She has won Kalaimamani, the Tamil Nadu's state award, for her contributions to the film industry.
  • 1923 – Intizar Hussain, Indian-Pakistani author and scholar (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian guru and scholar (d. 2016)

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