ARMY ORGANISES EX-SERVICEMEN MELA

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ARMY ORGANISES EX-SERVICEMEN MELAARMY ORGANISES EX-SERVICEMEN MELA
Showkat Hussain
Bandipora, May 5: Army organises a Ex servicemen mela today at Kharpura, Bandipora.  The aim of the ex-servicemen mela was to reachout to ex-servicemmen in far flung areas and address thier concerns  with suitable action, an army spokesman in a statement issued here said .
Several senior Army Officers addressed the ex-servicemen about facilities provided by the Army, Central Govt, State Govt and NGOs thus making them aware of the options available. In addition the ex-servicemen were also made aware about the ECHS membership, Medical facilities and use of Canteen Smart Card facilities, he said.
Over 100 ex-servicemen from various parts of Bandipora district attended the mela and benefited from the informative talks delivered by the representatives of various institutions, he said.
The ex-servicemen appreciated the initiative taken by local Army unit and expressed their desire for more such meets in the days to come, he said.