Army Chief Felicitates 20 War Widows At Ex-servicemen Rally In Kolhapur


Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday presented modified scooter to disabled soldiers and also honoured 20 veer naris (war widows) on the occasion of ex-servicemen rally organised at Kolhapur, about 240km from here.

The 109 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) of Maratha Light Infantry (MLI) had conducted the rally.

Colonel of the Maratha regiment and deputy chief of integrated defence staff Lt Gen P J S Pannu, Shrimant Shahu Chhatrapti Maharaja of Kolhapur, Brigadier Sanjeev Tiwari, Commander Territorial Army group headquarters, Southern Command attended the event.

“The aim behind organizing the rally was to resolve various problems faced by the ex-servicemen, war widows and disabled soldiers. Various stalls from different record offices were established for resolving pension anomalies. The stalls of Canteen Stores Department (CSD) smart card, Army Welfare Education Society (AWES), Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) and Army Placement Node (APN) were also installed at the rally,” a press release issued by the Southern Command’s stated. Read more

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