Mumbai, Dec 14 (UNI) Maharashtra governor S M Krishna today observed that Armed Forces personnel, who retire in the prime of their life, between 35 and 45 years of age, often encounter problems of adjustment both within and outside the family and called upon the Corporate world and industry to employ ex-servicemen and their wards on priority basis as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Governor was speaking at the launch of the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund Collection Drive at Raj Bhavan, jointly organised by the City and Suburban District Collectorates.
Mentioning that ex-servicemen had to tackle problems like inability to find suitable jobs, reduced income and mounting family expenses, the Governor said the ex-servicemen who give the best years of their lives for the country certainly deserved a better deal from society.
Reiterating that rehabilitation of ex-servicemen should receive top priority from the government as well as civil society, the Governor felt the expertise and discipline of ex-servicemen could be utilised for important national tasks such as disaster management.
The Governor felicitated citizens, principals of schools and representatives of banks, industries and government departments for doing outstanding work of fund collection during the year 2006.
Rear Admiral A Y Kalaskar, Flag Officer Commanding, Maharashtra Naval Area, Vishwas Patil, Collector, Mumbai Suburban District, I K Kundan, Collector, Mumbai City, Col Bhagat Sinh Deshmukh, Director, Sainik Welfare and eminent citizens were among others present on the occasion.