Monday, 9 April 2012


JAURIAN: An impressive Ex Servicemen rally was organized on 07 April  2012, under aegis of the Crossed Swords Division at Byram Auditorium in Rakhmuthi, Jaurian. The rally was inaugurated by Maj Gen NPS Hira, GOC Cross Sword Divison  who reiterated the commitment of the Division towards supporting welfare schemes and measures for improvement and upliftment of the ex-servicemen and Veer Naris of the region in his inaugural remarks. The rally was attended by 800 Ex Servicemen, which included two retired offrs and 46 Veer Naris of the region. 
President J&K ESM league, President Rajya Sainik Board and Director ECHS were the eminent speakers who enlightened the ex servicemen regarding various schemes and programmes being organised for their benefit. 

The rally was principally aimed at addressing relevant issues pertaining to health services for the Ex Servicemen and acquaint them with various schemes and plans for enhancing their quality of  life even after retirement. The Ex Servicemen and veer Naris were informed about welfare and financial schemes available for them i.e. pension related information, functioning of Cross Swords Ex Servicemen helpline, Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), Post Retirement Schemes and service opportunities after retirement. 

The rally was yet another admirable attempt by the Cross Swords Division to increase communication amongst Ex Servicemen of the region and showcased the continuous commitment of the Armed Forces towards recognition of the valuable sacrifices and service rendered by the Ex Servicemen and Veer Naris towards the nation.   Mrs Madhu Nandal, Regional President AWWA, White Knight Corps felicitated the Veer Naris of the region present during the Rally.  


UDHAMPUR: 47 Air Defence Regiment celebrated its Golden Jubilee with pomp and show on completion of fifty glorious years of its service to the nation. Raised on 1st April, 1962 at Namkum, Ranchi, the Unit has been
serving the nation in times of peace and war in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. The Unit has proved its mettle in every major  battle the country has fought since its raising. 
The unit has also contributed tremendously in maintaining internal security of the country and provided relief during various natural calamities and other disturbances in internal peace. A large number of Ex officers, JCOs and Jawans both serving and retired along with their families participated in the celebrations of one of the finest units of the Indian Army.

The occasion was marked by conduct of a blood donation camp on the 17th & 18th March 2012 at the Unit premises. The Addl Director General  of Army Air Defence, Maj Gen H Gopalan congratulated the Unit on the
auspicious occasion. He presented the DG AAD Trophy to the Commanding Officer, Col Aman Puri and also released the First Day Cover of the Unit on 07 April 2012. Various other programmes of the celebrations include ‘Havan’ at Unit Sarv Dharm Sthal, CO’s Sainik Sammellan, Barakhana, JCO’s Mess and Officers’ Mess functions and Pagal Gymkhana. A solemn wreath laying ceremony to pay homage to the valiant martyrs
of the unit culminated the events.