COAS General Rajendra Chhetri concluded the ‘Ex-Servicemen Gathering (Rasuwa, Nuwakot & Dhading)’ amid a function organized at Trisuli Barrack, Nuwakot on February 06, 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 February 05, 2018. Altogether, two thousand four hundred twenty-five (2425) Ex-Servicemen and their dependent from Rasuwa, Nuwakot & Dhading districts participated the gathering. Similarly, free medical camps were also conducted in different parts of the Rasuwa, Nuwakot & Dhading districts, starting from Feb 03 to Feb 05, 2018, coinciding with the two-day-long gathering. A total of eight hundred thirty-nine (839) 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 during the gathering. Likewise, ten wheelchairs were provided to physically challenged personnel during the closing ceremony.
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 governmental organizations, officers and other ranks of the NA, media personal, ex-servicemen and their dependents and other invitees were present during the closing ceremony.