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Assam Rifles Hosts Ex-Servicemen Rally in Kalimpong

Lt Gen Nair’s interactions with the veterans emphasized the organization’s commitment to their welfare. He acknowledged the valor and dedication of the Ex-Servicemen, reiterating that their service and sacrifices would always be remembered and honored by the nation.

The Assam Rifles, India’s oldest paramilitary force, held an Ex-Servicemen Rally in Kalimpong under the theme “Serving Those Who Served Us.” The event, which took place on May 18, 2024, saw the attendance of over 500 Ex-Servicemen from the Assam Rifles.

Lt Gen P C Nair, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, PhD, Director General of Assam Rifles, along with officers from the Headquarters Directorate General Assam Rifles, graced the event with their presence. Lt Gen Nair engaged with Gallantry awardees, Veer Naris (war widows), widows, and their dependents, acknowledging their sacrifices and contributions to the nation.

During the rally, the veterans were provided with comprehensive information about various beneficiary schemes designed to support them and their families. These schemes include:

Recruitment Rallies: Veterans were briefed on upcoming recruitment rallies, which offer opportunities for their children to join the Assam Rifles.

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Educational Reservations: Information was shared regarding reservations in various educational institutes and hostels for the children of Ex-Servicemen.

Ayushman Bharat: Details about the Ayushman Bharat scheme, which provides health insurance to families, were discussed.

Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS): The extension of the ECHS to Assam Rifles veterans was highlighted, ensuring continued healthcare support for the Ex-Servicemen and their dependents.

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    Lt Gen Nair’s interactions with the veterans emphasized the organization’s commitment to their welfare. He acknowledged the valor and dedication of the Ex-Servicemen, reiterating that their service and sacrifices would always be remembered and honored by the nation.

    The rally provided a platform for the Assam Rifles to address the concerns of the Ex-Servicemen, ensuring they are well-informed about the benefits and support available to them. It also served as an opportunity for the veterans to reconnect with their comrades and share their experiences.

    In his address, Lt Gen Nair said, “The Assam Rifles is committed to the well-being of its veterans. We will continue to serve those who have served us with dedication and honor.”

    The event concluded with a renewed sense of camaraderie and assurance among the Ex-Servicemen that the Assam Rifles remains steadfast in its commitment to their welfare.

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    The rally was a testament to the enduring bond between the Assam Rifles and its veterans, celebrating their contributions and ensuring they receive the support they deserve.

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    Pratham Gurung
    Pratham Gurung
    An avid movie buff who aspires to make it into the armed forces. Always had a knack for words so reading and writing are my favourite hobbies. Can debate on anything but not everything.
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