Jammu, Mar 15 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha today called for expediting the work of Sainik Bhavans in Srinagar and Jammu being an important facilities for ex-servicemen in the two capital cities.
Chairing the meeting of 55th State Managing Committee of Rajya Sainik Board here this morning, the Governor appreciated the initiatives being taken by the state government for the welfare of ex-servicemen.
Lt Gen Sinha also stressed the need for creating awareness and gearing up field agencies to raise funds through Flag Day Fund for the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families.
He lauded the endeavours of the Kendriya Sainik Board for providing liberal financial support to the Rajya Sainik Board for the needy ex-servicemen, widows and children of defence personnel of the state.
The Board discussed various points on agenda and took decisions on revision of rates of various welfare schemes, payment for scholarship by given by the state government to the children of armed forces personnel and financial assistance for needed for participation in the National Winter Games.
Rajya Sainik Board Secretary Brig K S Kotwal (Retd) informed that the Board has acquired two kanals of prime land behind Civil Secretariat here through Jammu Development Authority (JDA) on which a huge Sainik Bhawan is being raised.
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