Ex-servicemen still have grievances to be redressed

Ex-servicemen still have grievances to be redressed

Armed Forces Flag Day observed in city

He was speaking at the Armed Forces Flag Day observed by the department of sainik welfare and resettlement at its premises in the city.

When ex-servicemen and their dependents are facing many woes, the very decision of the government has created anxiety over the future. When most of the private institutions are turning down ex-servicemen’s request for according admissions according to quota, the community is forced to look towards government schools. However, they lack basic infrastructure and basic facilities.

Subbarao demanded the government to redress the grievances of the men who have spent most years of their lives in guarding the nation. The demand for exclusive facility to build a hospital for retired army men still remains to be addressed, he said.

He exhorted the authorities concerned to create a cordial atmosphere for the dependents of men in the armed forces. It is difficult for the men in service posted on duty at far away places, to give equal attention to their families back home.

According to law, ex-servicemen have to be feted with lands for agriculture. Now, the situation is that the government itself is singing helpless tune owing to non-availability of lands.

Mysore urban development authority (MUDA) commissioner C G Betsurmath enthralled the gathering, singing a song from ‘Kabuliwala’.

Group captain (retd) H Rajgopal, deputy director of sainik welfare and resettlement R S Vishwanath were present.

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