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Assam Rifles conduct ex-servicemen rally

Correspondent KOHIMA, JAN 30 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/30/2020 9:31:02 AM IST

Assam Rifles ex-servicemen rally under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (N) was held at basket ball ground IGAR (N) Kohima on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, IGAR (N) Maj. Gen. Pradeep Nair said this rally aims to establish a single platform to address all the grievances of the Assam Rifles ex-servicemen and to enable them to meet one another, to seek feedback on measures that Assam Rifles could take care of for their welfare. 

He also thanked the Assam Rifles ex-servicemen for participating at the rally from far flung places and asked them to get benefit from the facilities provided at the spot.

Rally was attended by 3 veer naris, 12 widows, 290 ex-servicemen and 280 dependent. Various items like wheel chairs, hearing aids, walking stick, blankets and others were given during the rally. Numerous stalls were put up to help the ex-servicemen like Assam Rifles ex-servicemen Association, Sainik School Punglwa, banks,  new scheme launched by Assam Rifles, skill development stall, horticulture department stall, Kohima state legal services, aadhaar card, pan card, canteen stores, filed post office, for medical check up like dental, eye, orthopaedic, surgical, gynaecologist, dispensary, ITI kohima, LIC and others. During rally ex-servicemen and dependents came from Kohima and different parts of the state.       

It may be mentioned that this rally was part of the continuation of similar rallies being conducted by Assam Rifles in May 2019 where first ever combined Army and Assam Rifles rally was conducted, wherein Army ex-servicemen and Assam Rifles ex-servicemen along with veer naris and their dependents grievances were addressed.

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