Indian Army's 15 Corps observes Veterans Day in Srinagar
The administration said it would give priority and support to resolve problems being faced by veterans
The Army Veterans Day 2022 ceremony was held at the 15 Corps (also known as Chinar Corps) headquarters in Badami Bagh area of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
During the ceremony, the services and efforts of the veterans and their relatives were lauded.
Speaking on the occasion, General Officer Commanding (31 Sub Area) Maj. Gen. Sanjay Pratap Singh Vishwasrao welcomed the veterans and their relatives who attended the function and encouraged their efforts.
He also assured that the difficulties faced by the ex-servicemen would soon be redressed.
Maj Gen Vishwasrao during his speech said, "I appreciate the role and contribution of veterans. I have heard their issues and will follow up every point of theirs to resolve the issue."
It was also said on the occassion that administration will give priority and support to resolve problems being faced by veterans and the families of those who have laid down their lives in the service of the nation.
Veterans and their relatives who attended the ceremony while expressing their views said that they are satisfied with the initiatives Army is taking and since a soldier never retires, he knows how to deal with every difficulty.
The daughter of one said that when her father, a hawaldar, was killed, the Army came forward to help her.
"They bought me a new laptop and are supporting my education. Had they been not there I would have been much helpless," she said.
It should be noted that the Indian Army is celebrating the 6th Armed Forces Veterans Day today in respect for the services of Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa -- as a tribute to him.
He was the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army and retired on January 14, 1953. This day was first observed in 2017.