Durg Collector meets Ex Servicemen of Soldier Welfare Office

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Nov 2017 10:48:13


Staff Reporter,


District Collector of Durg, Umesh Agrawal met the Ex Servicemen of the District at the District Soldier Welfare Office Durg on Saturday. He was accompanied by Additional District Magistrate, Sanjay Agrawal.
A large number of retired personnel from the Army, Navy and Air-Force got an opportunity to meet the Collector and discuss informally various issues being faced by them, which mainly included the lack of medical facilities and empanelled hospitals for treatment of Ex-servicemen and their dependents.

The meeting was organised on the initiative and request of the District Soldier Welfare Officer, Commander RK Soni (Retd), who briefed the District Collector on the various concerns of Ex Servicemen.
The Collector assured the Ex Servicemen of his commitment to provide the best of legitimate facilities to them and also ensure enhanced job opportunities in the near future.

He agreed to meet the ex servicemen regularly in future to facilitate hearing of and providing instant decisions within his own powers to enhance welfare measures for the Ex-Servicemen. The Retired Officers and other Ex Servicemen have expressed deep gratitude to the Collector and District Soldier Welfare Officer for this fine initiative towards a very noble cause.

According to a few very old Ex Servicemen, this was the very first meeting of this nature headed by the Collector in last 15 years in History of this Soldier Board at the District, when a District Collector had spent so much of his time from a very busy schedule to discuss various issues being faced by them and offering solutions to them.

The renewed hope and energy was conspicuous amongst them, said Cdr RK Soni (Retd.), the District Soldier Welfare Officer, while thanking the Collector to have spent time amongst the brave ex soldiers, who always return home after retirement to be recognised by the local authorities. This act will go a long way in boosting the morale of our retired soldiers, said Commander Soni.