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Assam Governor attends ex-servicemen rally

Assam Governor attends ex-servicemen rally

Guwahati, Jan 19 (HS): Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi attended an ex- servicemen rally held at 51 sub-area in Narangi Military Station today.

Addressing the rally Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi said, "The unrelenting endeavor of the men in uniform both in war and peace enabled the general public in our country to stay in harmony with their fellow beings. Throughout their life they served to fortify their country against any aggression. After superannuation they deserve all respect and good treatment from us all".

Taking a note of the service, discipline and dedication of Indian army, the Governor said that Indian soldier's role in nation building has been truly outstanding. The role of the army is extraordinary not only along the borders but their presence is felt everywhere be it disturbed situation or peace. He also said, "We can sleep peacefully because our jawans are always on duty".

Hailing the Indian Army in helping the youths in imbibing patriotism, the Governor said that the programmes like national integration tour which are conducted by the Army are praise worthy. He further said that people join the armed forces not for job or for the various facilities involved rather than the spirit of dutifulness to serve the motherland.

Emphasising that the government is committed to the welfare of the ex-servicemen, the Governor said that the government has implemented one rank one pension(OROP) and maintained that the government will continue to work for the welfare of the armed forces personnel during service as well as after service. Prof.Mukhi also praised the valour and sacrifice of the veterans and stated that they are the sources of inspiration, dedication and devotion to everybody.

Earlier GoC, 51 Sub Area, Maj Gen Jarken Gamlin emphasised the commitment of the Army towards the welfare of Veer Naris and Veterans. He also gave a snapshot of different programmes that are being implemented for the welfare of ex-servicemen. Then, the rally was addressed by the Director, Rajya Sainik Board Brig ND Joshi, who also gave a brief of various welfare schemes run by Assam Government for Veer Naris and Ex-Servicemen.

Synchronising with the programme, the Governor felicitated Veer Naris, widows and needy ex-servicemen. Along with the rally, a medical camp was also organised for a large number of veterans and their families. The rally also included assistance booths for processing of Jeevan Praman Patra, Pension anomalies, ECHS Cards, Canteen Smart Cards and assistance in civil re-employment through Army Placement Node.

The rally was attended by 1000 Veer Naris, ex-servicemen and their dependents from district Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup (Rural) and other senior retired officers.

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