A total of 70 war widows from various districts of Punjab attended the Veer Nari meet at Jalandhar Cantonment on Saturday.A release issued here by the army stated that Vajra Corps had organised the programme to honour the wives of martyred soldiers.
Shardha Bakshi, president Vajra Family Welfare Organisation welcomed the Veer Naris and interacted with them with the aim of reaching out to resolve various issues bothering them. The war widows were updated about welfare schemes undertaken by the Centre and state government and the Army for them. Officers' wives acted as their counsellors.
Important guidelines issued from time-to-time by the Army Head Quarters on aspects of Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), Canteen Stores Department (CSD) facilities, Medical Benefits, Schemes on placement of wards/widows of martyrs and Assured Decent last Rites Scheme were also highlighted in the meet.
Col (Retd) HP Singh, president Zila Sainik Board also addressed the gathering.Grievance, banking, placement, pension and other utility cells were also put up on the occasion. The Veer Naris were presented with shawls, induction cookers, sewing machines, walkers, bags and other gift items.