Paying homage to sacrifices of the soldiers and their families, a programme was held today here at the premises of Rajya Sainik Board office, Jammu. Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Ramesh Kumar was the Chief Guest on the occasion. During his address, the DC appreciated the efforts of Brig Harcharan Singh to involve citizens in such noble initiates. He assured full support from the District Administration towards war windows and martyrs’ family members besides other ventures initiated by Sainik Welfare Board to guide youth of the state. He further appreciated the NGOs and citizens for giving support to soldiers and their families. He said that Government agencies including Red Cross of Jammu and Old Age home have been in forefront, in all such ventures.On the occasion, the DC handed over the pension amount for the month of August/September to the Non-Pensioner War Widows.Speaking on the occasion, Director, Rajya Sainik Board, Brig Harcharan Singh, VSM said that Sainik Welfare Department (J&K) had initiated many programmes to remind the nation on supreme sacrifices made by our soldiers. In this series, many functions have been organized by Sainik Welfare Board, in collaboration with NGOs and citizens, he added.
He also informed that to celebrate Ho Flag Day Function, Patriotic Song Competition is under progress which includes participation of 12.5 lakh children of the Government Schools of Jammu Region.In series of Sainik Welfare initiatives, President of Old Age Home, Jammu, ID Soni and his team members extended their support to Ten non-pensioner widows of soldiers, with a monthly Pension of Rs 1000.Pertinently, under coordination of Paramjit Kaur, a total of 32 War Widows were adopted by members of Inner Wheel Club, Jammu. Members of the club including Meena Jaggi, Pooja Malhotra, Sangeeta and Uma Charak took further initiative under their President Lalita Gupta to adopt Non-Pensioner Widows to provide financial support to them.Visit to the homes of War Widows by citizens was also taken as another area of initiative. Four War-Widows were adopted by team of Doctors including Dr Ritesh Gupta, Dr Rakesh Gupta, Dr Bhavna Koul and Dr Manik Sharma from Indira Gandhi Dental College Jammu. It was informed that the team will visit houses of these war widows as a part of the initiative to pay homage to the martyrs and guide their children in choosing correct stream of education and settle down in life subsequently.The programme was attended by citizens of Jammu besides various NGOs.