An IESM rally was held today at Charkhi Dadri in Haryana. It was attended by Gen Satbir, Hony Lt Pandey and self. There was a good representation of Service families in the 1500 strong group of participants. The event was anchored by Subedar Ved Pal and had representatives of several Districts.
The proclaimed theme of the rally was to thank the IESM for being instrumental in getting the recent enhancement in pensions. Several became IESM members on the spot; many others collected membership forms. There was a free exchange of views. Non extension of the enhancement to the widows was unanimously deplored.
It was resolved to continue with the struggle till our demand of OROP is met by the government. The need for keeping the struggle disciplined and dignified was also adequately underscored by several speakers.
Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
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