Pune: Over 1000 Veterans And War Widows Attend Ex-Servicemen Rally At Bombay Sappers

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Mubarak Ansari
Khadki, 14th January 2023: An Ex-Servicemen Rally was held today at the Bhagat Pavilion, Bombay Engineer Group and Centre (BEG & C), Khadki for the Veterans by Station Headquarter Khadki/ Aundh.

The event which marks the 7th Armed Forces Veterans Day was presided over by Brigadier DG Patwardhan, Station Commander, Station Headquarters Khadki/ Aundh and Commandant of Bombay Engineer Group and Centre and was attended by 1000 Veterans and Veer Naris (war widows). The main aim of the event was to connect with the Veterans and address their grievances. To resolve pension-related grievances, counters of various Record Offices were established which were highly effective. Medical Camp was also established with free medical checkup through Military Hospital (MH) Khadki, Military Dental Centre (East), Empanelled hospitals of ECHS Polyclinic and Khadki Cantonment Board (KCB) Hospital.

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Many eminent veterans attended the event and made significant contribution to the success of the rally. Lieutenant General SS Hasabnis (Retd) addressed the rally on behalf of the veterans community. Enthralling performance by the Military Pipe Band of The Bombay Sappers, children of Army Public School Khadki and Army Public School Dighi added festive colour to the event.

In recognition of their sacrifice and service, Veer Naris, Eminent Veterans and personalities were felicitated during the event.

Stalls by financial institutions, educational institutions, placement agencies, Army Welfare Education Society, Army Welfare Placement Organisation, Central Army Wives Welfare Association, CSD facilities & Aadhar Card Updation Counter added value to the event which was appreciated by the veterans.

“The rally in true spirit of the Veterans Day event, reflected the unflinching support to the veterans community and spirit of gratitude towards them for the blood, sweat and toil they have given for the greater good of the country”, Army stated in a press release.

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