Efforts for developing NDA block in city

August 08, 2017 10:20 PM

Jalandhar, August 8- Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that concerted efforts would be made for developing the National Defence Academy (NDA) block in District Defense Services Welfare Office on the lines of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (MRSAFPI) Mohali to enable the youth of the region to join Defense forces. 


Chairing a meeting of District Sainik Board here at District Administrative Complex today, the Deputy Commissioner said that the board would soon send a detailed proposal regarding it to the state government for their perusal. He said that it was the need of the hour to ensure that the youth from the region were able to get quality training on the pattern of MRSAFPI so that they could join the Armed forces as officers. Mr. Sharma said that he would personally take up this matter with the state government for its early clearance.

The Deputy Commissioner further said that NDA block in District Armed Services Welfare Office was already having a good infrastructure adding that upgrading this block at par with MRSAFPI would prove to be boon for the region. He also assured the official and non-official members of the board to raise the issues pertaining to completion of Yog Ashram at Shahkot, allotment of more funds for NDA block besides other giving facelift to the War Martyrs Memorial in Jalandhar city with the state government.  Mr. Sharma also said that all out efforts would be made to ensure that ex-servicemen were given due respect whenever they visit the government offices for their routine administrative works.

On the occasion, District Defense Services Welfare Officer Major Yashpaul Singh (Retd.) apprised the Deputy Commissioner about the works being done by them for ensuring the welfare of veterans and their family members. He informed Mr. Sharma that their office was providing Pre-Recruitment Training, NDA Preliminary test training, Computer training to the ex-servicemen and their families. He also said that soon a stenography course would be introduced in the office to impart training to the ex-servicemen and their families.

On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner also handed over financial assistance to some ex-servicemen and their kin.

Prominent amongst other present in the meeting included Vice President of Board Brigadier (Retd.) AS Minhas,Colonel Manjit Singh, Colonel AK Sharma, Colonel HS Kooner, Major (Retd) Jagjit Singh, Colonel (Retd.) Harjinder Singh Sangha, Captain (Retd) SPS Panesar and Lieutenant Colonel TS Ghuman.     

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