Army organises  EX-Servicemen Rally at Mendhar

 RAHI KAPOOR

Mendhar Jan 14: On the occasion of Veterans’ Day, Bhimber Gali Brigade, conducted a rally for the Ex-servicemen and Veer Naaris of Mendhar Sub-division near the Line of Control . The Veterans’ Day Rally was preceded by an earlier outreach program on
30 Dec 2020 which was used to record grievances of the veterans, war widows and their dependents. The outreach provided a platform for the
Ex-servicemen to resolve their problems and grievances, especially due to prolonged lock down and related COVID protocols.

Officials from Zila Sainik Welfare Office (ZSWO), Defence Pension Disbursing Office (DPDO), Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) and representatives from various regiments were present to provide prompt solutions to problems of Ex-servicemen and their dependents. CSD and medical facilities were made available to the veterans. Civil administration was represented by Dr Sahil Jandyal, SDM Mendhar and Mr Zaheer Abbas, SDPO, Mendhar to hear the problems and suggestions of the Ex-servicemen.

 
The Ex-servicemen were also informed about various Govt welfare schemes from which they can benefit. Speaking on the occasion, Commander, Bhimber Gali Brigade expressed gratitude to all the Ex-servicemen for their selfless contribution and sacrifice during the prime of their life. He assured them that all their problems will be resolved proactively. He said that such interactions will be conducted often and better facilities will be provided to Ex-servicemen by setting up of Veteran Sahayata Kendriya (VSK) at Bhimber Gali, to address the problems of the Ex-servicemen on daily basis. The services of the CSD will also be refined to provide better services to the ESM. Wheel chairs and walking aids were distributed to the needy ESM.

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