Naik Saroop Singh, a 105-year-old retired soldier from Kalka, inaugurated integrated veterans’ complex at Chandimandir on Friday. Besides this, a multi-banking complex was also inaugurated by another nonagenarian soldier Hon. Subedar Maj TD Piplani on this occasion.
Later, Western Army Commander, Lt Gen KJ Singh dedicated the integrated veterans’ complex to the ex-servicemen of tri-services settled in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula. The complex will provide a wide range of veterans’ care and support services, and also act as a single point of contact for grievance redressal to the veterans, widows and their wards.
Integrated veterans’ complex comprises of army placement node, Directorate Regional Centre Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), Veterans Sahayata Regional Centre, Directorate of Resettlement Western Zone Station, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Cell, e-lobby and Canteen Stores Department, thereby bringing all essential services under one roof.
Lt Gen K J Singh stressed on the need to strengthen the frame work for veterans’ care and promised support to them.