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A mega Assam Rifles Ex-servicemen Rally for ex-servicemen of West Bengal was conducted under the aegis of DGAR at Darjeeling, West Bengal on 23rd May 2023. The rally elicited participation by more than 500 ex-servicemen from all the districts of the State including Veer Naris, widows and their dependents. The aim of the rally, organized under the theme “Serving Those Who 
Served Us”, was to connect with the veterans, strengthen bonds with them and also acknowledge their contribution made for the country during the prime of their lives. The occasion was graced by Maj Gen DK Singh, SM, ADG Assam Rifles as the Chief Guest. Speaking on the occasion, the ADG lauded the contribution of the veterans and the serving soldiers of West Bengal who have contributed immensely to 
ensure the security and prosperity of the North–East and the country. 

The veterans were informed about various beneficiary schemes including the recruitment rallies, sports quota for recruitment in Assam Rifles, reservation in various educational institutes/hostels, Ayushman Bharat and extension of Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to Assam Rifles veterans. 
The ADG also highlighted about conception of an Ex-servicemen (ESM) Cell at every Unit level, adoption of Veer Naris and disabled veterans and outreach programme as part of which the Assam Rifles is reaching out to Veer Naris and 
veterans pan India.

As part of the event, a felicitation ceremony was organized in which the ADG Assam Rifles felicitated Veer Naris and veterans and other ex-servicemen. The representatives of HQ DGAR, Shillong also provided a platform for registration of grievances and their immediate redressal.
As part of the rally, a Eye Check up Camp was also organised. Eye specialist doctors provided consultation and medicines to the veterans and their dependents. 
The veterans were also distributed various medical aids like wheel chairs, spectacles, walking sticks and hearing aid at the venue.
The event was followed by lunch for all participants. The Ex-servicemen expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for organising the event.

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