• Sun. Feb 25th, 2024


Assam Rifles conducted an Interactive session under the aegis of Headquarters Directorate General Assam Rifles at Chandimandir on 15th December 2023.

The session elicited participation by Ex-Servicemen, Presidents of Assam Rifles Ex-Servicemen Association, (ARESA) of Rohtak, Pathankot and Hamirpur. The aim of the interactive session, organised under the theme “Serving Those Who Served Us”, was to connect with the veterans, strengthen bonds with them and also acknowledge their contribution made for the country during the prime of their lives. The occasion was graced by Lieutenant General P C Nair, DG Assam Rifles. Speaking on the occasion, the Director General Assam Rifles lauded the contribution of the veterans and the serving soldiers of Chandigarh who have contributed immensely to ensure the security and prosperity of the North–East and the country and interacted with them to seek if they had any pension or welfare related issues. The veterans were informed about various beneficiary schemes including the recruitment rallies, sports quota for recruitment in Assam Rifles, reservation in various educational institutes/hostels, Ayushman Bharat and extension of Exservicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to Assam Rifles veterans. The Director General also highlighted about conception of an Ex-servicemen (ESM) Cell at every Unit level, adoption of Veer Naris and disabled veterans and outreach programme as part of which the Assam Rifles is reaching out to Veer Naris and veterans pan India. As part of the event, a felicitation ceremony was organised in which the Director General Assam Rifles felicitated president and secretary of ARESA centres in Rohtak, Pathankot Hamirpur and other ex Servicemen. The representatives of Headquarters Directorate General Assam Rifles Shillong also provided a platform for registration of grievances and their immediate redressal.The Ex-servicemen expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Director General Assam Rifles for organising the event.

Source: PRO,Assam Rifles

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