RESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
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Armed Forces Veterans Day : 14 JAN 2023
An Armed Forces Veterans Day Rally was conducted at Air Force Station Chandigarh today. This day is celebrated every year on 14 January to acknowledge and honour the selfless devotion and sacrifice by our Veterans. The occasion is also used to resolve the issues faced by the Veterans and their Next of Kin (NoK).
The purpose of the event at Chandigarh was to enhance the satisfaction level related to various issues pertaining to pension and welfare among the veterans of the three Services and their NoK. The occasion provided an opportunity to the veterans for face to face interaction with Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), representatives of Directorate of Air Veterans (DAV), Air Headquarters New Delhi and Zila Sainik Board (ZSB).
The rally was inaugurated by Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Honourable Governor of Punjab & Administrator of Union Territory Chandigarh. Air Marshal Pankaj Mohan Sinha Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command delivered the welcome address. Subsequently, Representatives of CGDA, DAV and ZSB discussed pension and welfare related aspects with the veterans. Their queries were addressed at the respective stalls.
On the Occasion Honourable Governor also laid Wreath at the War Memorial in the Airforce station to pay tribute to the brave soldiers, who laid their lives for the safeguard of the nation.