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GOC lauds ex-servicemen’s contribution
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, Apr 7 (NPN)
Published on 8 Apr. 2010 12:25 AM IST
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General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Corps, Lieutenant General N.K. Singh AVSM, VSM on Wednesday stressed on the commitment of Spear Corps towards welfare of ex-servicemen of Nagaland and Veer Naris/widows based on policies and directions issued at highest levels.
Addressing an interactive programme between Ex-servicemen of Dimapur and GOC 3 Corps at Rangapahar Military Station Hq. 3 Corps, Dimapur, GOC appreciated Ex-servicemen for dedicating their lives in the service of the nation and assured to extend every possible support towards their welfare. He stated that as responsible citizens, they had a key-role to play in the development of the society with their experiences and qualities in motivating the youth.
He further encouraged them to work collectively to avail welfare schemes and opportunities provided by the government. The GOC also emphasized on conducting such interactive programmes periodically.
The programme was organized with the objective to create awareness for Ex-servicemen to learn about their entitlements, existing medical facilities and address issues relating to their welfare after retirement. The team of Ex-servicemen pointed out difficulties faced by them in availing various health and rationing facilities.
Proposal to set up independent ECHS polyclinic at Dimapur was also discussed while it was mentioned that Zion Hospital, Dimapur and Faith Hospital, Dimapur were now empanelled with ECHS which has obviated the need for Ex-servicemen to travel to Guwahati for treatment.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Ex-servicemen League (NEL) president, Capt. H. Sema expressed gratitude to GOC 3 Corps for initiating the programme and taking time to note issues and views forwarded by Ex-servicemen. He also proposed on setting up Security Company in the state which would provide employment opportunities for Ex-servicemen after retirement. He observed that the programme created a common platform for retired servicemen to explain their particular views and for responsible authorities to address them.
The points put across by Ex-servicemen were discussed and various steps and suggestions were formalized to resolve them. The programme was attended by 3 Corps officials and staff, NEL members and Veer Naris/widows.

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