Assam Rifles conducts ex-servicemen rally in Darjeeling
Dimapur, May 29 (EMN): The Assam Rifles Ex-Servicemen (AR ESM) Rally was conducted in Darjeeling on May 28 May with over 600 ESM, Veer Naris and others stated an update received here on Wednesday.
The event was presided over by the Director General Assam Rifles, Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, Sena Medal and Bar. It was also attended by Sangeeta Sangwan, President Assam Rifles Wives Welfare Association (ARWWA), Col SP Yadav Col (Administration), Col Basnet from Records, Comdt Biju Director ARESA and Comdt Shyam Sundar from Assam Rifles. Civil Administration officials at the rally included Mayuri Vasu, ADM and Sh Harikrishna Pai, Addl SP, Darjeeling.
In his address, the Director General highlighted that ESM of Assam Rifles continue to be an important constituent of the society and have potential to make positive contribution towards nation building. He emphasised that the ESM are an ‘industry’ in themselves as they are a disciplined and well trained work force with rich experience in aid to civil authority, disaster management, intelligence gathering etc. He urged them to contribute positively in civil defence arrangement, societal upliftment and other nation building activities.
The Director General assured that the Assam Rifles will continue to redress the grievances of War Veterans, Veer Naris and ESM. Subsequently, the chief guest felicitated deserving gallantry awardees, war veterans, veer naris, other ladies and disabled ESM.
Issues related to pension, health care, re-employment and other grievances were taken up at the event. The mega rally had a Pension Anomalies Cell wherein the ex-servicemen, veer naris, other ladies and dependents could register their grievances. A total of 100 cases pertaining to pension were resolved on the spot.
A medical camp was also organised on the sidelines of the rally.