Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami participated in the Gallantry Award Ceremony of the Indian Army at RIMC Auditorium, Dehradun. On this occasion, the Chief Minister honored soldiers, retired soldiers and veterans who received various medals. The 47 people who were honored include 21 serving soldiers, 20 retired soldiers and 06 veterans.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that the state government is giving jobs to the dependents of the soldiers of the army and paramilitary forces who have attained martyrdom in war, according to their educational qualification, in the state services. So far, 17 soldiers’ dependents have been given jobs in the state services. Uttarakhand is the only state where a lump sum annual amount is paid to soldiers decorated with gallantry awards for life. Lump sum amount of soldiers decorated with Vishisht Seva Medal award has been increased. The grant given to the ex-servicemen and war widows of the Second World War has been increased from 08 thousand to 10 thousand per month. Computer training up to 06 months is also being given to make ex-servicemen, military widows and their dependents self-employed and self-reliant. This training is being given in all the districts. 50 thousand rupees will be given to those who pass NDA and CDS pre exam for further preparation. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has initiated the fifth Dham Saiyidham in Uttarakhand. A grand military dham will be built in Dehradun.
The Chief Minister said that the soldiers residing in the cantonment area would be given exemption in house tax like other places of the state.
Feeling proud to honor the brave soldiers and bravehearts – CM
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that today I feel proud to honor our brave soldiers and bravehearts. Saluting all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the unity and integrity of the country, he said that today everyone is safe because of our brave soldiers. The Chief Minister said that whenever I get an opportunity to participate in the programs of the Army, I remember my childhood. It is a moment of emotion for me as a soldier’s son. Along with the valor of the soldier, I have closely observed the struggle life of his family members. Despite a lot of struggle in the life of a soldier, he does his work with perseverance.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that our army has always shown indomitable courage and valor. There is a history of valor and valor of our army. Along with Uttarakhand Devbhoomi, there is also Veerbhoomi. Every family from Uttarakhand comes from military background. It is difficult to describe in words the contribution made by the soldiers and military families of Uttarakhand.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has always boosted the morale of the soldiers
The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has always done the work of boosting the morale of the army. If there is Holi, Deepawali and any special day, then go in the middle of the army and celebrate with them. Under his leadership, the work of raising the morale of the army is being done. The real hero of a country is the soldier. One who, regardless of his life, is always ready to defend the motherland. We are proud of our Indian Army, because of which the country is safe. Congratulating all the soldiers and veterans who were honored, Cabinet Minister Shri Ganesh Joshi said that it is because of our soldiers that we are sleeping peacefully. In the honor of soldiers, Sainik Samman Yatra will be taken out in the state in September. The soil of the courtyard of every martyr soldier of the state will be brought to Saiyidham. Many schemes are being run by the state government for the welfare of soldiers.
Commandant IMA Lt Gen Harinder Singh, JOC Sub Area Major General Sanjeev Khatri, senior army officers and honored soldiers, ex-servicemen and veterans were present on the occasion.