Army Chief to attend ex-servicemen`s rally in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Monday, March 3, 2014 - 18:21

Jaipur: Army Chief General Bikram Singh will attend an ex-servicemen`s rally in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on March 8.

The rally, organised by Ranbankura Division of Army`s South Western Command, will be held at the Nagaur Sports Stadium to address issues related to ex-servicemen and `veer naris` (war widows).

General Singh will be the chief guest at the function. It will also be be attended by senior army officers and civilian dignitaries, defence spokesperson SD Goswami said.
During the rally, grievances of ex-servicemen related to pension documentation, health benefits and other issues will be looked into by various agencies including civil administration.

Modified scooters, wheel chairs and tricycles will be provided to disabled ex-servicemen.

Essential financial assistance as required, including education scholarship to wards of ex-servicemen and `veer naris` will also be provided.
Awareness and assistance stalls by different defence and civil agencies will be established in the rally which includes Principal Controller of Defence Account (Pension), Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) and Rajya Sainik Board.

PTI

First Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 - 18:21

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