An Ex- Servicemen rally was organized at Jorhat Military Station on 05 Dec 2015. Approximately 2500 Ex-Servicemen of Jorhat, Sibsagar and Golaghat districts of Assam and Mon, Mokokchung, Longleng and Tuensang districts of Nagaland attended the Rally. Apart from senior officials of Army, Air Force and civil administration from Assam and Nagaland including Mr VV Solanki, DC, Jorhat. Mr TR Gogoi, the proud father of Capt Jintu Gogoi, Vir Chakra (posthumous) also graced the occasion.
The Ex-Servicemen of Upper Assam and four districts of Nagaland belonging to all the three services of the Armed forces (Army, Navy & Air Force) were apprised about the various welfare schemes of the Central & State Govt. Various issues related to regularization of pension and resolution of pension anomalies were explained and grievances addressed by a team from PCDA Pensions, Allahabad. Representatives of State Bank of India were also present to check problems pertaining to disbursement of pension. A major attraction at the venue was the stall for making Aadhar card for defense pensioners, the first such initiative in Upper Assam.
The Govt of Assam and Nagaland have been extremely forthcoming in assisting Ex-Servicemen and empower them to undertake alternate career options. A large number of agricultural tools, embroidery machines and skill improvement tools were distributed to the Ex- Servicemen. The Army provided distress grant to a large number of needy and old Ex-Servicemen, while gifts and cash rewards were also presented to the Ex-servicemen, Widows and Veer Naris. Army also provided medical equipment and aids like wheel chairs, tri cycles and walking sticks and presented a modified scooter to a physically challenged veteran soldier, Nk Sashimeren Ao of Mokokchung.