Def Min Sitaraman inaugurates camp

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

In a bid to provide medical succour to the locals of this remote region, a medical camp was organised at Dharchula Military Station by the Indian Army, Dharchula, Pithoragarh. It was inaugurated by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. She was accompanied by Lt Gen Harish Thukral, GoC Uttar Bharat Area who briefed her on the operational preparedness of the formation and various welfare measures that have been undertaken by the Army for the Veterans.

She felicitated the veterans of the Army, disabled persons and war widows, in addition to distributing cheque of Rs 10000/- each to selected persons below the poverty line as part of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. She subsequently interacted with the soldiers of the Indian Army over tea and praised them for their efforts in maintaining the sanctity of the Line of Actual Control in the Tawaghat Sector.

The Medical camp and their services were utilised by a large numbers of Ex-Servicemen and the locals. Various assistance counters were also setup for the Ex-Servicemen to resolve their grievances at the venue. More than 1000 Ex-Serviceman and civilians from Dharchula, Jauljibi, Munsiyari and Didihat in Pithoragarh District turned up to meet her and availed the medical facilities.

Dharchula is a remote border town along the Indo-Nepal border located in the valley of Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It is an ancient trading town known for the trans Himalayan trade located on the banks of Kali river. She was accompanied by minister of state Ajay Tamta, Rajya sabha MP Anil Baluni and MLA Bishan Singh Chufal.

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