STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Sainik Welfare Department J&K, organised a programme on ‘Adoption of Veer Naris’ here on Sunday at KL Saigal Hall. On the occasion, Mayor JMC, Chander Mohan Gupta was the Chief Guest while Poornima Sharma, Deputy Mayor, Jammu, Arvinder Singh Amn Additional Secretary JKAACL and Vijay Gupta, Editor Young Bites were the Guests of Honour. During the programme, eight Veer Naris were adopted by members of Inner Wheel Club under the Coordination of ISO, Paramjit Kour. Poornima Sharma, while exhibiting true leadership by personal example, adopted one Veer Nari. Director Rajya Sainik Board, Brig Harcharan Singh felicitated the guests namely Arvinder Singh Amn who had conducted Patriotic Song Competition along with School Education Department wherein 10 lakh people/children got connected with heros and martyrs families. Addressing the gathering, Chander Mohan Gupta appreciated the efforts of Sainik Welfare Department and appealed to the people to come forward and adopt families of martyrs as per the programme of Sainik Welfare Department. Brig Harcharan Singh informed that Sainik Welfare Department has started a campaign and requested various departments, NGOs and individual citizens to visit the martyrs’ families and maintain a close liaison with them. In this connection, a new initiative was undertaken first time ever by the print and electronic media under the guidance of Viiay Gupta, wherein, series of weekly interviews of Veer Naris was started as per list furnished by Sainik Welfare Department under a programme ‘Shaheedon Ko Naman’. “Through these interviews, the people are being given insight into the saga of sacrifice made by the soldiers and also a message is being spread to the society on requirement of reaching out to families of martyrs and to guide their children,” he added. At last, Brig Harcharan Singh thanked all guests, Veer Naris and members of Inner Wheel Club and Rotary Elite Club for their participation and exhibition of patriotic feelings. Pension of Veer Naris was checked for accuracy by Lt Col K.S Samyal.
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