Saturday, October 20, 2012

ESM welfare rally: Kapurthala

Ex-servicemen and veer naris felicitated
IP Singh, TNN Oct 18, 2012, 06.07PM IST
KAPURTHALA: To mitigate woes of ex-servicemen and to alleviate their problems, an ex-servicemen meet was organised at New Military Station Kapurthala on Thursday.
Approximately 300 ex-servicemen, including gallantry award winners and 30 Veer Naris (war widows) attended the rally.
The chief guest for the function was station commander, Kapurthala Military Station. Some retired and serving officers were also present in the rally. Year 2012 being the Year of Veterans, the meet was organised with the aim to welcome all the ex-servicemen of Kapurthala district and inform them regarding initiative taken by army for their welfare.
Representative of District Sainik Welfare Board enlightened the veterans and ex-serviceman about the various projects taken up by the government.
Representative of Station Canteen and Ex-Serviceman Compensatory Health Scheme also gave out information to ex-serviceman.
Veer Naris, whose husband/son sacrificed their lives in service to the nation, were also felicitated. There after Station Commander, Kapurthala Military Station addressed the gathering and updated the veterans regarding the latest welfare measures being taken up by the army. Grievances of Ex-Servicemen & Veer Naris were addressed by Station Commander and he assured all of them to solve their grievances as early as possible.
Arrangements were also made to extend banking and medical facilities to Ex-Serviceman. Canteen facility was also set up to facilitate procurement of daily use items and groceries by Ex-Serviceman at concessional rates.
Ex-servicemen and veer naris felicitated

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