Indian Army holds ex-servicemen rallies in Manipur to address veterans’, war widows’ grievances

Team India Sentinels Wednesday 28th of February 2024 10:03 PM

Senior Army officers from the Red Shield Division pose with veterans during the ESM rally in Senapati district, Manipur. (India Sentinels photo via special arrangement.)

Kohima/New Delhi: Continuing their efforts to connect with veterans, the Indian Army organized another ex-servicemen (ESM) rally in Senapati on Wednesday, following a similar event in Bishnupur on Monday. The rally witnessed a substantial turnout, with 500 veterans, nine war widows (veer naris), 48 regular widows, and 21 dependents from districts like Ukhrul, Kangpokpi, Tamenglong, and Kamjong in Manipur.

The primary objective of these rallies was to assist the ESM community in resolving issues related to pension documentation and other anomalies. Dedicated assistance booths were set up to provide guidance on critical matters, including healthcare, pension discrepancies, and services offered by the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) Polyclinic. These facilities catered to the unique needs and concerns of the attending ESM.

Major General SS Kartikeya, GOC Red Shield Division, interacting with war widows during the ESM rally in Senapati district, Manipur. (India Sentinels photo via special arrangement.)

In the Sepanti rally, medical specialists, and dental experts from both the Army and the Senapati District Civil Hospital collaborated to organize a medical camp during the rally. Attendees received medical aid and essential medicines.

During the event, veterans and war widows had the opportunity to interact with the general officer commanding of the 57 Mountain Division (Red Shield Division). The GOC expressed gratitude for their sacrifices and services to the nation. He also commended the ESM community for their unwavering commitment, especially amidst the prevailing security challenges in Manipur. Participants were assured of prompt resolution of their issues.

An Indian Army band playing a tune during the ESM rally at Senapati district, Manipur. (India Sentinels photo via special arrangement.)

In a statement, the Army reiterated its commitment to addressing the concerns of veterans, war widows, and widows of ex-servicemen, even during times of crisis. The ESM rallies serve as a testament to this commitment, despite the challenges posed by the current situation in the strife-torn state.


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