Jammu Tawi, April 13
Sabre Brigade today organised Veterans rally and medical camp at Ratnuchak for veterans, veer naris and widows residing in villages of Districts of Jammu and Samba. Approximately 374 veterans, veer naris and war widows attended the rally. The rally was part of the Army’s effort to reach out to its veterans and war widows to assist them in all spheres of post retirement life.
The event was inaugurated by Brigadier PS Charak (Retired), who was the chief guest for the occasion.
While addressing the rally, the chief guest encouraged the gathering to continue their selfless service towards Society and Nation building and requested them to motivate the youth to join this noble profession. Brigadier Harcharan Singh, director Rajya Sainik Board assured the gathering that the army and government were sensitive to the needs of Veterans and their families and they would be adequately cared for and looked after in a befitting manner.
Commander Sabre Brigade thanked all for their esteemed presence and assured them of continued support from the formation.
Various agencies from the Army, state government and private sector established stalls to render assistance and spread awareness on pension, health, education, banking, digitization, insurance, aadhar, placement, rehabilitation and recruitment to resolve the problems of veterans.
A medical camp was also organised which aimed at addressing the Medical needs of the Veterans in remote areas adjoining Ratnuchak. In addition, a special stall was also set up by Red Cross Society, Jammu.
The team of doctors of Red Cross also carried out a Lecture and Demonstration on administration of Emergency First Aid.
District administration helped immensely in organizing the rally by providing the representatives of Revenue Department, Department of Electricity Board, RTO and State Social Welfare Department and some specialists to assist in the Medical Camp. The Veterans and Widows expressed their gratitude for the efforts being taken by the Army to reach out to them and to address their genuine concern.