Imphal, May 13 : Khuga Battalion organized an Ex-servicemen rally at District Training Center, Touibong, Churachandpur yesterday under the aegis of Churachandpur Sector Assam Rifle. The rally was inaugurated by the Commander 27 Sector Assam Rifles in the presence of Chief Guest, Mr V Hangkhanlian, Minister of Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry and Guest of Honour Mr Shyam Lal Poonia, IAS, DC, Churachandpur. The rally was attended by about 1200 Ex-Servicemen to including 08 Disabled Soldiers, 15 War widows and 09 Veer Naris alongwith their dependents from various parts of Churachandpur district, Manipur.
The aim of this rally was to resolve the problems faced by veterans and War widows and to acquaint them with various existing and upcoming policies of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. This rally is being organized in the district once in quarter so that the problems of our Ex-Servicemen can be resolved on regular basis. In order to help the veterans and their families, Stalls for Suvigya Cell (to resolve pension related issues), Career Counseling Cell, Free Medical Checkup, Canteen Facilities, Telecommunication services and Gyandeep NGO to provide employment opportunity to Youth were also established. In addition, Khuga Battatlion has also detected and prepared claims of 346 Ex-Servicemen amounting to Rs 3,05,72,136/- to rectify the anomalies in their pensions, out of which 235 Ex-Servicemen have received the arrears for a sum of Rs 2,12,48,941/- assisting them is realising many of their unfulfilled dreams. As a precursor towards Army Recruitment Rally to be held in Churachandpur from 15 Oct to 23 Oct 2018, ‘Mobile Interactive Terminal for Rural Area’ (MITRA) vehicle was also placed in the rally where 141 boys were registered and 65 girls documents were collected for placement as per their qualification and aptitude.
The efforts were lauded by all the Ex-Servicemen who exhibited their gratitude towards Indian Army for providing them with a platform to voice their concerns and get assistance in redressal of their problems even after retirement.