INDIAN ARMY VETERANS RETURN MEDALS TO SUPREME COMMANDER IN PROTEST (DISGUST)

Date: 19 Feb 2009

Comment:

                                                                      Dated: 19 Feb 2009 
Return of Medals to the President by Ex Servicemen 
on 21 Feb 2009 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi 
                                                                                           
Dear Members of the Media, 
  
1.  Utterly disappointed with the absence of any visible positive response from the Government for grant of One Rank One Pension (OROP) even consequent to the trauma of returning their medals on 08 Feb 2009 in a Mammoth Rally held at Jantar Mantar, many more ex servicemen across India have also decided to return their medals in large numbers to the President on 21 Feb 09.  The State units of the IESM have been directed to collect medals centrally and bring these to Jantar Mantar, New Delhi from where these will be returned to the President- The Supreme Commander of Defence Forces of India. 

2.  The Ex Servicemen residing in NCR who have not been able to deposit the medals centrally will do so at Jantar Mantar on 21 Feb 2009 forenoon.  The medals will be escorted by a delegation of IESM to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.  A request has been made for the delegation carrying the medals to meet Honí able President to apprise  her of the demand of One Rank One Pension which had been pledged in the Congress election manifesto in the last Parliamentary elections, and the pledge is being reneged now. 

3.    You are requested to kindly cover the event extensively. 

 With Kind Regards, 
Jai Hind 
Yours Sincerely, 
Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM 
Vice Chairman Indian ESM Movement 
Mobile: 9312404269, 0124-4110570 
Email: satbirsm@yahoo.com 

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