Saturday, December 10, 2022

Joint Army-AR veterans’ rally in Kohima

A joint Army-Assam Rifles veterans’ rally on the theme, “We Care, We Share” was organised by Assam Rifles Thursday at Kohima Garrison with Inspector General Assam Rifles (North), Major General Vikas Lakhera, Sena Medal as the chief guest.
A press release by PRO (Defence) informed that the objective of the rally was to establish a single platform to address the grievances of ex-servicemen.
PRO said approximately 700 veterans and veer naris/widows of Army, Navy, Air Force and Assam Rifles from all districts of Nagaland attended the rally.
Addressing the gathering, Maj Gen Lakhera acknowledged the presence of the veterans and veer naris/ widows who travelled long distances to attend the rally and welcomed all attendees on behalf of Lieutenant General PC Nair, AVSM, YSM, DGAR and Lieutenant General RC Tiwari, AVSM, SM, GOC, 3 Corps.
He announced the theme of rally, depicting complete solidarity towards the requirements of veterans/ veer naris and the Indian Army’s/ Assam Rifles consummate commitment to them.
Senior officers from HQ DGAR and HQ 3 Corps/ Rajya Sainik Board addressed the veterans on matters related to pension benefits and latest policies.
Earlier, the event took off with release of balloons to mark the inauguration of the rally. A medical camp was also established to provide specialised medical services to include dental facilities and gynaecologist for veterans and veer naris. A cultural programme including Pipe Band display by 1 Assam Rifles Pipe Band, folk dance by 164 Naga TA team and cultural performance by veterans was pinnacle of the spectacular show, informed PRO.
At the rally, 22 stalls including ARESA, ARO, pension cell, resettlement, banks, horticulture department, agriculture department, ITI, state legal services, canteen services etc., were established to provide instant services regarding long pending issues/grievances of ESM.

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