• Tue. Jan 18th, 2022



Jan 14, 2022

Srinagar, 14 January 2022. Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day was celebrated at the
JAK LI Regimental Centre, Srinagar today to recognize the services rendered by the
first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, who
retired on 14 Jan 1953.
​ A Veterans meet was organised at Nongrum Auditorium, JAK LI Regimental
Centre which was attended by Veterans and Veer Naris. The Veterans were felicitated
by the Commandant JAK LI Regimental Centre. The event was aimed to recognise their
contribution and receive firsthand information about problems being faced by them.
Attendees were educated about various welfare projects being undertaken as also
health care during COVID. To facilitate instant mitigation of issues, various stalls,
including Medical and Dental Camp, Zila Sainik Welfare Board, JAK LI Records and
Banks, were established. These aimed at providing basic Medical Care and mitigate
pensionary issues and related documentation issues.
Commandant, JAK LI Regimental Centre during his address, felicitated them and
assured continued assistance from the Army. The Commandant also expressed his
gratitude in recognition of their sacrifice, service to the Nation and gallant act during
active service in the line of duty.​ The Veterans extended their sincere gratitude towards
Army for organising the Veterans meet to mark the Veterans Day and thanked security
forces for maintaining peace and tranquility in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir while
providing enormous job opportunities for youth and women through recruitment, various
empowerment projects and Skill Development at Army Skill Development Centre.

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