Gangtok, 30 May:
A special outreach rally for ex-servicemen of the Assam Rifles was held at the Defence Auditorium Hall here today with over 200 ex-servicemen, Veer Naris [widows of ex-servicemen] and others.
The event was presided over by Commanding Office, SP Yadav, Assam Rifles HQ, along with Sub Divisional Magistrate RB Bhandari.
In his address, the Commanding General mentioned that ex-servicemen of Assam Rifles have proved to be essential ingredients of the society and have the potential to make positive contributions towards nation-building.
He also emphasised that the ESM are a fabricating components in themselves as they are a disciplined and well trained work force with rich experience in aid to civil authority, disaster management, intelligence gathering etc.
He urged them to contribute towards reinforcing civil defence arrangements, societal strengthening and other nation building activities.
The Commanding General assured that Assam Rifles will continue to redress the grievances of war veterans, veer naris and ESM.
Subsequently, he felicitated gallantry awardees, war veterans; Veer Naris, other ladies and disabled ESM.
Issues related to healthcare, re-employment and pensions and other matters were taken up at the event.
The mega rally had a Pension Anomalies Cell wherein the ex-servicemen, veer Naris, other ladies and dependents could register their grievances. A total of 100 cases pertaining to pension were resolved on the spot. A medical camp was also held in the sidelines.