Deepender takes up Military School issue with Army chief

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Chandigarh, Sep 11 (UNI) Member of Parliament from Rohtak Deepender Hooda today urged Army chief Gen Deepak Kapur to help Haryana in pursuing its case of setting up of much delayed Military School at Matanhail village in Jhajjar district.

Mr Deepender Hooda had met Gen Kapur and his wife in New Delhi today to discuss some vital issues concerning the state and seek their support, especially for the cause of war widows.

In a statement issued here today, Mr Hooda said Gen Kapur had assured him of his full support. But at the same time, the Army Chief added that the state government should also continue its efforts to get the Military School opened at the earliest.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has already taken up the issue of setting up of a Military School at Matanhail with the Central Government. The foundation stone of the proposed school was laid during the tenure of the NDA government at the Centre by the then Union Defence Minister George Fernandes.

The MP said he also discussed other issues concerning the welfare of ex-servicemen and their dependents with Gen Kapur and recruitment of youth in Indian Army.

He said that the Army Women Welfare Association (AWWA), being headed by wife of Chief of Army Staff, would organise a camp at Meham on October 4 for quick redressal of grievances of families of soldiers of Meham and Lakhanmajra blocks.

He said the camp had been planned in this area because about 1500 families of the area had given sacrifices for the sake of the country.

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