Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra, in consultation with the State Government, has designated Major General (Retd) Jarken Gamlin as the voluntary state coordinator to organise the ex-servicemen of the state in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
As the senior-most among the ex-servicemen of Arunachal Pradesh, Maj Gen (Retd) Gamlin has been designated to coordinate the voluntary services of the ex-servicemen with local civil government officials and people’s representatives, a Raj Bhavan communique said here on Saturday.
The Governor exhorted all ex-servicemen of Arunachal Pradesh to come forward voluntarily and rise to the occasion, wherever they be, to help the people.
He expressed his hope that their training, discipline and experience will be immensely beneficial to secure assistance to the Covid affected persons and managing essential services to the needy people in the time of the present crisis.
He also advised the Government to involve the ex-servicemen and draw up roadmaps for them with an aim to prevent the spread of the virus and to provide assistance and guidance to those needing it. He said that the disciplined and experienced Armed Forces personnel will be useful in every aspect to fight against the disease.
“Effective utilisation of the available manpower of ex-servicemen in the state will help in achieving the twin purposes of containing the spread of Coronavirus and helping the already afflicted populace,” the Governor said.
He suggested that the ex-servicemen can assist the civil and health administrators in converting villages or colonies into micro containment
zones and can also be deployed in Covid protection awareness campaigns locally.