Uttarakhand

Army capable of taking action by entering enemy’s house: Dhami

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Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami paid homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the Shaheed Smarak on the occasion of Vijay Diwas. On Vijay Diwas, the Chief Minister honoured ex-servicemen and bravehearts by wearing shawls and giving them mementos. The Chief Minister also felicitated the students who secured the first three positions in the essay and art competition organized on the occasion of Vijay Diwas. On this occasion, the Chief Minister announced that the amount given for food arrangements during the pre-recruitment training of army dependents will be increased from Rs 80 to Rs 225 per trainee.

The Chief Minister said that today is a day to celebrate the indomitable courage, valour and valour of the brave soldiers of the Indian Army. The 1971 war was a war for the victory of humanity over inhumanity, virtue over mischief and justice over injustice. The Chief Minister said that Uttarakhand’s land is not only the land of God but also the land of valour and sacrifice. In the Indo-Pak war of 1971, 255 soldiers of Veer Bhoomi Uttarakhand sacrificed their lives to protect Mother India. 74 soldiers of the state, who showed their indomitable courage and valor in this war, were honored with various gallantry medals. The immortal stories of the sacrifice of all such heroes still serve to inspire our youth.

The Chief Minister said that the construction work of the fifth Dham Military Dham in Dehradun is in progress as per the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This Dham will be a humble tribute from our side to all those heroes who had sacrificed their lives for the glory of the tricolor regardless of their lives. This military shrine will act as a divine inspiration for the nation adoration for generations to come. The morale of the soldiers has increased rapidly under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Today our soldiers are equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, world-class equipment is being provided for their support and protection. Today the morale of our soldiers is so high that they are able to enter the enemy’s house and take action on it.

The Chief Minister said that as the Chief Servant of Uttarakhand, it is his endeavor to make special schemes for the military families, so that a soldier does not have to worry about his family while fighting in the war. The state government is fully committed to increase the facilities to the soldiers and their families under the guidance of the Prime Minister. The state government has also increased the one-time grant payable to the gallantry medal awardees of Uttarakhand. Under this, approval was given to increase the Param Vir Chakra awardee from 30 lakh to 50 lakh, Mahavir Chakra from 20 lakh to 35 lakh, Kirti Chakra from 20 lakh to 35 lakh, Vir Chakra and Shaurya Chakra from 15 lakh to 25 lakh and Army Gallantry Medal from 07 lakh to 15 lakh. The pension of soldiers and veterans who participated in the Second World War from Uttarakhand has been increased from Rs 8 thousand to 10 thousand rupees per month. The monthly pension of freedom fighters and their widows has been increased from Rs 21,000 to Rs 25,000.

Sainik Welfare Minister Ganesh Joshi, MLA Khajan Das, Secretary Sainik Welfare Deependra Chaudhary, District Magistrate Dehradun Sonika, SSP Ajay Singh, Director Sainik Brigadier Kalyan Amrit Lal (Sec), Major General Sammi Sabharwal (Sec), Rear Admiral O.P. Singh Rana (Sec), Brigadier KG Bahl (Sec) and ex-army officers and heroes were present on the occasion.

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