Indian Army Chief General Bipin Singh Rawat and other top military brass visited Chainpur in Gumla District in Jharkhand. Chainpur is the native village of war hero Lance Naik Albert Ekka, who was posthumously awarded Param Vir Chakra (PVC) for his exceptional bravery in the line of duty during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Army Chief general Rawat paid homage to the brave heart by laying wreath at his statue at a ceremonial function. Madhulika Rawat wife of Gen. Rawat as well President of Army Wives Welfare Associations was also present on this occasion.
Prior to this, an ex-servicemen rally was held at the Barway Ground wherein the Army felicitated Smt. Balamdina Ekka, war widow of Lance Naik Albert Ekka and other war widows. General Bipin Rawat felicitated and interacted with veterans and assured them of the sincere commitment of Army towards their welfare. A mega medical camp was also organized by the Army and civil administration for the ex-Servicemen and local villagers at the venue.
According to a press release, ex-servicemen also got an opportunity to address their pension related anomalies through Grievances Redressal Cells established at the rally site.