A Veterans Rally was organised at Srinagar (Garhwal) on October 13-14, 2017 under the aegis of Garud Division to create awareness amongst the veterans about the latest welfare measures instituted by the State and Central Government and to project the image of Army among the general public.
Veterans Rally was inaugurated by Major General Kabindra Singh, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Garud Division and attended by Senior Military Officers and other civil dignitaries. Extensive arrangements were made by the Garud Division to assist veterans to resolve their basic problem. Various stalls for providing latest information like Pension Adalat for pension benefits, linking of Aadhaar Card, Pan Card & Mob No, new pension schemes of various banks, Army Placement Node and Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), online registration for digital life certificate etc., were incorporated.
A medical camp was also organized wherein the services of various medical specialists was made available to the veterans and their families. An eye care stall was established by Nirmal Eye Care, Rishikesh for free eye check up. In addition, modified scooters were distributed to disabled veterans and Veer Naris were also felicitated during the occasion.
Various cultural programmes like Bhangra & Gatka were also organised. The rally received overwhelming response with many veterans participating in the event. The elaborate arrangements made by Garud Division at the rally were appreciated by one and all.