From: Ravindra Pathak
Sent: 31 March 2010 11:44
To: IESM Core group on Yahoo
Subject: VISIT TO JATH
Yesterday Lt Col V D Patil and self visited Jath in Sangli district. Distance 280 Km from Pune.
We were accompanied by Col Bhagat Singh Deshmukh the Ex Director Rajya Sainik Board.
The meeting was organized by Hon Capt Takale and was attended by a group of 150 Veterans who included Reps of the neighborhood Tehsils and an Ex Havaldar who was a Minister rank official for 15 years.
We were well received and heard patiently. I briefed them on OROP and IESM and Col Patil on ECHS.After us Col Deshmukh and Ex MLC addressed the meeting and the common call was to strengthen IESM at Center and work towards a Federation of Veteran Organizations at State level.
I question asked was WHY WIDOWS WERE NOT GIVEN ANYTHING IN THE SO CALLED OROP.
Of course we had no answer and the reply given was let us unite and ask our MP and government why?
Expect a good response to membership.
We have also requested the Rep of Sangli Dist Ex Servicemen organization who was also present to plan a District level meet at Kavathe Mahankal soon. Shall follow up on that.
I have an invitation to visit Umarga about 8 hrs drive from Pune next month and also Gadhinglaj list of 1000 members is ready and they want us to come there too.I intend to go to Gadhinglaj only when Col Joshipura plans his visit.
Cdr Ravindra Waman Pathak I.N.(Retd)
Member and Coordinator IESM Pension Cell
1 Surashri, 1146 Lakaki Road, Shivajinagar, Pune 411016