Army conducts rally for ex-servicemen

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Srinagar—Army Thursday organised a rally for its ex-servicemen at  Boniyar Military Station under the aegis of Dagger Division, a statement from the army said.

“The rally was another stepping stone towards supporting welfare schemes and measures for improvement and upliftment of the Veterans, Veer Naris and Gallantry Award Winners of the region. The rally was attended by Veterans, which included retired Officers, Veer Naris and Gallantry Award Winners of the region,” the statement read.

According to the statement, Major General R P Kalita, General Officer Commanding, Dagger Division chaired the grand event. President Jammu and Kashmir ESM League, President Rajya Sainik Board and Director ECHS interacted with the veterans and enlightened the gathering about various schemes and programmes which are beneficial to them and their families.

“The rally was principally aimed at addressing relevant issues pertaining to health services for the Veterans and acquaints them with various schemes and programmes for enhancing their quality of life even after retirement,” the statement read.

The Veterans, Veer Naris and Gallantry Award Winners were disseminated pension related information, functioning of Veterans helping by PCDA (P) Allahabad, Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), Smart Chip Ltd (CSD Card), and Post Retirement Schemes and service opportunities after retirement.

Officials of Civil Administration Departments concerning Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture and Animal Husbandry advised about various government schemes available for the veterans. SBI, PNB & J & K Bank, Gramin Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank also established information kiosks.

“The rally was yet another admirable attempt by the Army to increase communication with its Veterans of the region and showcased the continuous commitment of the Armed Forces towards recognition of the valuable sacrifices rendered by the Veterans towards the nation. On the sidelines of the rally Veer Naris of the region were felicitated by the GOC of Dagger Division duly acknowledging supreme sacrifices of their near and dear ones,” the statement read.

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