Armed forces to celebrate Veterans Day in Chennai

Chennai: Air Force Station Tambaram is conducting Armed Forces Veterans Day Rally 14 January.

According to a press release, ex-service men from army, navy and air force are invited to participate in the event.

Armed Forces have the largest number of pensioners/family pensioners in the country and this number is steadily increasing.

“Armed Forces Veterans Day’ is a tri-services annual event held all over the country on 14 January every year. It is celebrated to recognise the contribution of veterans who served the nation in the prime of their lives and to remember those who laid down their lives to defend the country. This occasion will be used to resolve issues faced by veterans and their next of kin,” the release said.

“The main focus of the event will be on enhancing the awareness on pension related issues, financial assistance, ex-servicemen contributory health scheme. The problems, grievances and issues projected by armed forces veterans and their dependents will be compiled and addressed at the rally. A large number of armed forces veterans are expected to participate in the rally,” the release added.

NT Bureau