An Ex-Servicemen rally was organised for Veterans and Veer Naris with the theme ‘WE CONNECT…..WE CARE’.
An Ex-Servicemen rally was organised for Veterans and Veer Naris from Baksa, Nalbari, Kamrup, Udalguri, Barpeta and Daraang districts of Assam by troops of Red Horns Division at Rangia on 25 November 2018.
The principal theme for the rally was ‘WE CONNECT…..WE CARE’. The event was attended by approximately 1800 Ex-Servicemen, Veer Naris and their dependents with the aim to reach out to Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris and address their grievances, update them on their entitlements, benefits and redress various issues being encountered by them.
The rally was inaugurated by the GOC Red Horns Division who emphasised about the need to stay in touch with those who had served their country and give back to them as they had given unto the nation. He also felicitated the Veer Naris and disabled Veterans in the spirit of ‘Year of the Disabled’ being observed by the Army.
As a special case, staff from PCDA Allahabad were invited to establish a Pension Adalat and assist the Veterans in finding solutions for their pension anomalies. The Assistant Director of Army Welfare Directorate, Col DC Kakati (Retd) addressed the gathering about welfare schemes while thanking the Red Horns Division for this initiative.
Col SG Rai Choudhury (Retd) , OIC ECHS, Bongaigaon also delivered a talk to inform the audience about the benefits of ECHS.
During the rally, facilities like Medical and Dental check-up, Information dissemination on Skill Development Programmes were provided while various Government agencies including the fisheries, agriculture and irrigation were invited to educate the Ex-Servicemen on opportunities available to them.
In addition, national banks insurers and motor vehicle companies such as Hyundai, Hero Honda, TVS, e-Rickshaw and Royal Enfield. The enthusiasm of Ex-Servicemen was quite evident by their participation and approach towards the rally. The effort by the Indian Army to reach out to the Veterans was greatly appreciated.