Mega ex-servicemen rally by Rashtriya Rifles held at Doda
"The Army is also planning to hold a mega central ex-servicemen rally in the coming months at Doda, where soldiers from Chenab Valley will also participate," the colonel added.
The rally, which was organized by the 4 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), was attended by over 100 ex-servicemen, war veterans, disabled soldiers, war widows and other family members hailing from Bhadarwah, Bhalessa, Chirala and Marmat areas of Doda district, the officer said.
The meet was held to provide a platform for registration of grievances and for their immediate redressal. Issues related to pension, healthcare, re-employment, among many others were taken up at the meet, he said.
Commanding Officer Colonel D D Pandey chaired the event. Later, officers of the battalion and president of District Sainik Board interacted with the veterans and briefed them about the various schemes.
Speaking on the occasion, the commanding officer said ex-servicemen remain a part of the Army and are an extremely important constituent of society. Even though they have completed their service yet they continue to work for our country, he said.
On the occasion, medical check-ups of all participants were done at the rally and medicines were distributed for free.
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