The year 2018 has been declared as the 'Year of the Disabled Soldier'. A felicitation ceremony for veterans who suffered from various disabilities was organised on March 13, 2018 at Udhampur Military Station. On this occasion wheel chairs and hearing aids were presented to veterans.
Brig TS Sandhu, Station Commander, Udhampur Military Station, presided over the function and he applauded the brave veterans and said that they are the role models for present and future generations of soldiers of Indian Army. The Station Commander also apprised the gathering that during this year the Army will get in touch with each and every disabled veteran and will take all steps to assist and help them. The Station Commander added that the focus during this "Year of Disabled Soldier " will be on helping the disabled veterans in attaining skills for alternate employment, conducting job counseling by professional experts from the industry and assisting them in placement in public / private sector.