Prakasam district Joint Collector and in-charge Collector K.Y. Naik on Friday exhorted people to liberally donate for the welfare of ex-servicemen.
Inaugurating a fund-raising programme on the eve of the Armed Forces Flag Day, he said, “It is our collective social responsibility to take care of the families of the defence personnel past and present who ensured national security.
District Sainik Welfare Officer B. Ravi said ex-servicemen from Chirala were the first to chip in with their contribution of Rs. 25,000.