A Veterans conclave was organised on issues related to pension entitlements, reasons for discrepancies and migration to Sparsh for the Veterans, their NOKs and dependents in Albert Ekka Auditorium in Fort William on 12 and 13 May 2022. It was attended by more than 600 servicemen/ Ex-servicemen from all parts of Kolkata and neighboring districts, similar numbers attended the program through live streamimg in Gangtok, Binaguri, Kalimpong, Sukhna, Bengdubi, Panagarh and Ranchi.
The conclave was addressed by a specialised team from the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans(DIAV), Delhi. They apprised the audience of various facilities being given to the Ex-servicemen by Central and State govts. The team was
also apprised of the various problem areas of Ex-servicemen in West Bengal.
The conclave was summed up by a live session of Question and Answers wherein the issues raised by the veterans were clarified.
This endeavour was a major step towards ameliorating the day-to-day problems faced by the veterans, their NOKs and dependents and it provided a platform to the veterans to express their concerns directly to the concerned officials.