By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 7 Dec: On the occasion of ‘Armed Forces Flag Day’, Sainik Welfare and Rehabilitation Director Brigadier Amrit Lal (Retd) met the Governor, Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd), at the Raj Bhavan, today. Also present on the occasion were Deputy Director, Military Welfare, Colonel MS Jodha (Retd), Subedar Major ML Bhatt and Hemchandra Choubey.
Whilst congratulating the soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families, the Governor spoke of the immense bravery of the martyred officers of the state. “It is in those souls that India continues to remain fearless and strong.” He instructed the officers of the Sainik Welfare Department to initiate and develop a concrete system across the 13 districts of the state, to help solve the problems of ex-servicemen, Veer Naris, gallantry award winners and their families.
In addition to this, the Governor offered a few suggestions and asked for an immediate follow-up on the same. He emphasised the need for special efforts regarding the ECHS (Health Services) and CSD canteen facility to ensure a smooth after-service life for ex-servicemen. He further asked for a comprehensive directory containing their phone numbers as well.
“Uttarakhand is a military-oriented land and it should be our endeavour to provide maximum help to the ex-servicemen and the families of the martyred soldiers of the state,” he asserted.
On the occasion, the Governor contributed a significant amount to the Armed Forces Flag Fund and called upon the people of the state to pay their respects as well.