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ASSAM RIFLES ORGANISES MEGA ASSAM RIFLES EX-SERVICEMEN RALLY AT JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

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PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

“HAR KAM DESH KE NAAM”

ASSAM RIFLES ORGANISES MEGA ASSAM RIFLES
EX-SERVICEMEN RALLY AT JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

Jaipur, Wednesday 06 Dec

A mega Assam Rifles Ex-servicemen Rally for ex-servicemen of Jaipur, Rajasthan was conducted under the aegis of Headquarters Directorate General Assam Rifles at Jaipur, Rajasthan on 06 Dec 2023. The rally elicited participation by more than 200 ex-servicemen from all the districts of the State including Gallantry awardees, Veer Naris, widows and their dependents. The aim of the rally, organised under the theme “Serving Those Who Served Us”, was to connect with the veterans, strengthen bonds with them and also acknowledge their contribution made for the country during the prime of their lives. The occasion was graced by Lt Gen P C Nair, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, PhD, DG Assam Rifles as the Chief Guest.

Speaking on the occasion, the Director General Assam Riles lauded the contribution of the veterans and the serving soldiers of Rajasthan who have contributed immensely to ensure the security and prosperity of the North–East and the country.

The veterans were informed about various beneficiary schemes including the recruitment rallies, sports quota for recruitment in Assam Rifles, reservation in various educational institutes/hostels, Ayushman Bharat and extension of Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to Assam Rifles veterans. The Director General also highlighted about conception of an Ex-servicemen (ESM) Cell at every Unit level, adoption of Veer Naris and disabled veterans and outreach programme as part of which the Assam Rifles is reaching out to Veer Naris and veterans pan India.

As part of the event, a felicitation ceremony was organised in which the Director General Assam Rifles felicitated Veer Naris, Gallantry awardees and other ex-servicemen. The representatives of Headquarters Directorate General Assam Rifles Shillong also provided a platform for registration of grievances and their immediate redressal.

As a small helping hand, the veterans were provided wheel chairs, spectacles, walking sticks, hearing aids and portable commodes at the venue. An Ex-Servicemen Grievance Cell, Eye Camp and Help Desk of SBI Bank was also established as a part of the Ex- Servicemen Rally to facilitate the veterans.

The event was followed by lunch for all participants. The Ex-servicemen expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Director General Assam Rifles for organising the event.

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