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AR organises ex-servicemen rally

The aim of the rally, organised under the theme 'We Connect - We Care', was to connect with the veterans, strengthen the bond with them and acknowledge the contribution made by them to the nation through their combat service.

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Imphal: A rally for Assam Rifles ex-servicemen of Manipur was organised here today at Khuman Lampak Stadium attended by 250 ex-servicemen from all the districts of the State including World War II veterans, Veer Naris and their dependents.

The aim of the rally, organised under the theme ‘We Connect – We Care’, was to connect with the veterans, strengthen the bond with them and acknowledge the contribution made by them to the nation through their combat service.

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Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, Director General Assam Rifles welcomed the august gathering and encouraged all the stakeholders to render maximum support to the

veterans who had dedicated the prime years of their lives to protect the nation.

He highlighted the contribution of the Assam Rifles and various achievements of the oldest paramilitary force of India. The General Officer also highlighted various new initiatives launched under the theme of ‘We Connect – We Care’, by the Assam Rifles for the welfare of its veterans. The Director-General lauded the contribution of the veterans and the serving soldiers of Manipur, who have immensely contributed as Assam Rifles soldiers, for the security and prosperity of India.

The Director-General enlightened the veterans about various beneficiary schemes including the recruitment rallies, sports the quota for recruitment in Assam Rifles, reservation in various

educational institutes/ hostels for their wards and dependents, and

extension of Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to Assam Rifles veterans. The Director-General also used the platform to thank the State Government, civil officials and all the media persons for their cooperation in making it a grand success.

As part of the event, a felicitation ceremony was

organised in which the Director-General Assam Rifles felicitated Veer Naris, World War II veterans and other ex-servicemen. An Open Adalat was also conducted by the representatives of Headquarter Director General Assam Rifles, Shillong to provide a platform for registration of grievances and their immediate redressal.

Online as well as on the spot solutions of various problems and grievances were rendered to the ex-servicemen during the rally.

As part of the rally, a Medical & Dental Camp was also organised. Doctors from Assam Rifles along with specialist doctors from various civil hospitals and the State Government Medical Department provided consultation and free medicines to the veterans and their dependents including COVID precautionary items. Many stalls were also set up during the rally to provide facilities including Canteen Stores Department, Banking facilities, Aadhar and Permanent Account Number (PAN) card registration etc to the veterans and their dependents.

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