Khanduri asks ex-servicemen to play active role in development
PTI | 08:10 PM,Oct 30,2011
Dehra Dun, Oct 30 (PTI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri today asked the ex-servicemen to play an active role in the development of the state as well as the country. At a function in Srinagar town in Pauri district, Khanduri said ex-servicemen can contribute to the country's development even after their retirement due to their disciplined lifestyle and spirit of sacrifice for the nation, an official release said. Uttarakhand provides highest annuity and one-time grant in the country to the gallantry award winners, he said, adding a representative on an honorarium of Rs 4,000 has been appointed in every block of the state to resolve the problems of the soldiers. The Chief Minister also gave financial assistance of Rs 30,000 and Rs 25,000 to two ex-servicemen's wives for the marriage of their daughters and Rs 5,000 each to 16 others. Commandant of Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre Brigadier Sarad Chandra thanked the Chief Minister for giving 22 bighas of land and financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh for construction of Warrior Girls and Wives Hostel.
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