Brothers in arms reach out to disabled veterans

Army chief in city, attends 94th convocation of MCEME.

Hyderabad: The Indian Army is enumerating the number of disabled soldiers who are in need of financial and medical assistance. After the data is compiled, an action plan will be formulated, Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat has said. This apart, the Army is also contemplating on ‘no financial aid’ for retired soldiers suffering from life threatening diseases.

The chief of the Indian Army is in the city for a two-day official tour.

“If a soldier is truly disabled, we will pay special attention to them and help them fully, even financially. Many soldiers, who lost limbs in the 1965 and 1971 wars, are in need of help. There has to be a separate support system for soldiers who lost a body part and cannot function on their own.

The Indian Army is collecting data of soldiers who suffered disabilities in the line of duty and all support including financial assistance would be extended to them,” he said.

The Army is contemplating providing advanced artificial limbs and artificial systems, which will help them to lead a near normal life.

Once the data on soldiers, who have suffered disability, is completed, a different system will be formulated and acted upon.Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, conferred 27 officers with degrees in engineering and degrees to 40 officers of the technical entry scheme course of the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad.

Out of the total 67 officers conferred degrees; there were two women and two international officers from Rwanda.

Speaking at the 94th convocation of MCEME, General Rawat said, “The future battle space will be dominated by guided missiles, artificial intelligence, unmanned platforms and network centric warfare. As can be well imagined, army tech warriors will be at the forefront for sustenance of these weapon systems.”

Captain Jasmeet Singh Chawla was the hero of the convocation, the officer was awarded the DGEME trophy, DGEME gold medal, GOC-in-C ARTRAC trophy and GOC-in-C ARTRAC, Best Student Book Prize and certificate.

The ARTRAC trophy and best student award was awarded to Lt Dharmesh Kumar PR.

Awards for best projects (DE-99) were given to Major Sabyasachi Panda, Captain Prakash M, and Captain Simhagiri Pogiri.

For best project in TES – 30 were given to Lt CP Devaiah, Lt Archit Chadha, Lt Govind Dwivedi and Lt Anand S.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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