COAS General Rajendra Chhetri concluded the ‘Ex-Servicemen Gathering (Mid Region)’ amid a function organized at Thulitaar Barrack, Sindhuli on February 01, 2018.
The two-day veterans' gathering, organised under the management of Nepali Army (NA) in conjunction with the Nepali Army Welfare Board (NAWB), started from January 31, 2018. Altogether, two thousand three hundred five (Approx.) Ex-Servicemen and their dependent from Dolakha, Ramechhap and Sindhuli disctrict participated the gathering. Similarly, free medical camps were also conducted in different parts of the Mid Region, starting from Jan 25 to Jan 31, 2018, coinciding with the two-day-long gathering. A total of two thousand nine (2009) personnel (including ex-servicemen, servicemen, their dependent and civilians) were treated in the various medical camps.
Under the Micro Finance Loan Scheme conducted by NAWB in collaboration with Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL), the 15 debtors were handed over the Cheques and the best entrepreneurs were felicitated during the gathering. Likewise, seven wheel chairs were provided to physically challenged personnel including five ex-servicemen and two civilian.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the Ex-Servicemen presented an enthusiastic march-past while Nepali Army band displayed various musical performances. Earlier, Lt Gen Chitra Bahadur Gurung (Retd.), Executive Officer of NAWB, delivered the welcome speech. At the end of the ceremony, Chief of the General Staff (CGS), Lt Gen Purna Chandra Thapa delivered the closing speech to formally conclude the ceremony.
COAS Gen Chhetri, after the gathering, interacted with the Ex-Servicemen and received various feedbacks. The NA will continue to reach the veterans via these kinds of gatherings in near future as well.
General officers of NA, representatives of Regional and District Security Committee, officers and other ranks of the NA, media personal , ex-servicemen and their dependents and other invitees were present during the closing ceremony.