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Kolkata hosts mega-servicemen rally

Kolkata hosts mega-servicemen rally

India Blooms News Service | | 22 Feb 2015, 08:00 pm
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IBNS) Around 1800 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) participated in a rally at 51 Engineer, Kanchrapara organized by the Army here on Sunday.

Ex-Servicemen, Veer Naris and War veterans of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force hailing from Murshidabad, Nadia and 24 Parganas (North) districts attended the rally.

The rally was specially aimed at ex-servicemen, war veterans, disabled soldiers and war widows (Veer Naris) or their next-of-kin (NOK) to show that army cares and deems them to be part of the larger 'army family' even in their post-retired lives.

Lt Gen Raman Dhawan, GOC Bengal Area was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

He informed the gathering of various policies and schemes for the welfare of Ex-servicemen.

Veer Naris, War Veterans and handicapped brethrens were also felicitated during the event.

The rally provided an interactive platform and mitigated issues related to pension, medical, healthcare, re-employment and redressal of grievances.

A large number of stalls were put up by the Army, various governmental agencies and services sector related to ESM welfare.

A two-day long medical camp was set up with attending specialists to provide free medical check- up and medicines.