A Veterans Rally was organised at the Udhampur Military Station today. The Rally was organised as part of Indian Army’s ongoing initiative to commemorate 2018 as the ‘Year of the Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’. Lt Gen JS Nain, Chief of Staff, Headquarter Northern Command was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
The rally was attended by a large number of Veterans from Udhampur and surrounding areas. An ‘Awareness Camp’ was organised by the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans, ECHS, Directorate of Resettlement North, Zila Sainik Board. A medical and Dental Camp was also organised on the occasion.
On this occasion an exhibition of paintings by children of various Army schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas of Udhampur on the theme ‘Year of the Disabled Soldier’ was also organised.
Lt Gen JS Nain felicitated 22 Veterans who suffered various injuries in 1965 and 1971 wars and operations during their service. He also welcomed the Veterans and apprised them of the endeavours towards improving facilities for Veterans.