Gen Sinha at Dehra Dun
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Subject: SUCCESSFUL MEETING OF DEHRADUN EX-SERVICEMAN WELFARE MEET ON 11 MAY 09
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Date: Monday, 11 May, 2009, 8:19 PM
DEHRADUN EX-SERVICEMAN WELFARE MEET ON 11 MAY 09
DEHRADUN EX-SERVICEMAN WELFARE MEET was held on 11 MAY 09 at Dehradun where Lt Gen(Retd) S K Sinha, PVSM Ex VCOAS, Ex-Governor J & K and Assam and Maj Gen(Retd) Satbir Singh SM, Vice Chairman IESM addressed the large gathering of ESM of Doon Valley on 6 CPC, welfare activities of ESM and on National Security.
Meeting was very successful as all agreed to support the Govt who is helping ESM i.e. BJP. Many senior veterans and families attended meeting. Meeting was attended by Lt Gen Anand Swarup, Lt Gen H B Kala, Lt Gen K K Khanna, Maj Gen Nandwani, Maj Gen Shamsher Singh, Brig K G Behl, President DESL, Col K L Dewan, Col T S Payal, Lt Col B M Thapa, Gen Secy DESL and many others.
Detail report will follow through Lt Gen K K Khanna & Col T S Payal.
(Lt Col B M Thapa, Retd)
Gen Secy DESL
From: Chander Nandwani firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Ex-Servicemen Meet at Dehra Dun
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Date: Monday, 11 May, 2009, 8:55 PM
Ex-Servicemen Meet at Dehra Dun
A mammoth meeting of the ex-servicemen was held at Dehra Dun on 11th May 2009. Gen S K Sinha, PVSM, AVSM - ex Governor of J&K, Assam, ambassador to Nepal, VCOAS and Gen Satbir Singh, SM, Vice President of IESM were the Chief Guest & Guest of Honour respectively.
Gen Sinha spoke at length about his experience as Governor of the most sensitive states where National Security was diluted under the UPA government.
Prior to that, Gen Satbir set the mood of the audience with his par excellence oratory skills, wherein he exhorted the ex-servicemen to come forward in large numbers to vote for the party who cared to look after their interests. He stated that the BJP has assured us in their manifesto that they would grant OROP to the defence personnel within 100 days of coming to power, which was earlier rejected by the present UPA government. Therefore, in fitness of things we should support the BJP party which has cared to listen to us.
Both Gen Sinha and Satbir were applauded throughout their talk with standing ovation. The audience included ‘who-is-who’ of the veterans settled at Dehra Dun. The prominent figures amongst the audience were Air Marshal Sen and Gens HB Kala, Shamsher Singh, Anand Swaroop, KK Khanna to name a few. The entire event was covered by a very large number of correspondents of the print and electronic media.