Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will be attending a mega veterans’ rally at Madikeri on August 6, in an effort to reach out to veterans and war widows and to resolve the problems faced by them.
The rally is expected to be attended by a large number of veterans and ‘veer naris’ (war widows) from Kodagu district and neighbouring areas, an official release said. The rally, organised by Karnataka and Kerala sub-area, is being held in close coordination with the state administration and Rajya Sainik Boards, it added.
Noting that Kodagu region has a sizeable population of veterans and Veer Naris, it said the rally is expected to benefit over 4700 ex-servicemen from the region and will give them an opportunity to address their grievances to senior Army officers.
In addition to interaction with veterans, the rally will include a fully equipped medical camp, pension clinic, canteen service, stalls of Army Welfare Education Society, Army Welfare Placement Organisation, Army Veteran’s Cell, Aadhar card registration and bank loan facilities.
The Chief of Army Staff will also to pay homage to late Field Marshal K M Cariappa, at Cariappa Memorial Park and visit ‘Sunny Side’, the abode of late General K S Thimayya.
The Chief of Army Staff along with Namita Suhag, President Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) and Madhulika Rawat, Regional President AWWA will also felicitate the war widows during the event.
The release said the focus of the rally will be to resolve anomalies in disbursement of pension, land and legal cases being confronted by the veterans and their families.