By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Apr. 4: Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) and General Prabhu Ram Sharma Sunday said that the Nepali Army (NA) organisation is itself a common home to all and every sitting and ex-armies.
“The service and contribution made by the retired military forces has helped in enhancing the overall image of the force in the home and abroad,” CoAS Sharma said while delivering a concluding remarks at the ex-armies’ conference held in Surkhet.
Expressing the feeling that the smell of indigenous soil of the country will always become dearer than the hard work that is done in foreign lands, CoAS Sharma the welfare board of the Nepali Army is effortful in fulfilling the unlimited desires and aspirations of the beneficiaries as per "Welfare Vision 2030."
Organised at Shree No. 2 Rajdal Battalion under the Western Command Headquarters, over 2,000 ex-armies were present from Surkhet, Dailekh, Jajarkot, Jumla, Dolpa, Mugu, Humla, and Kalikot.
CoAS Sharma also honoured and awarded with cash and certificates to ex-army and senior-citizen 82-year-old Harka Bahadur Thakuri, of Narayan Municipality-7 of Dailekh, wife of later army man Jayakrishna Upadhayaya, and some ex-army entrepreneurs who had done their own business under the micro-finance programme of the Army run under the Board in coordination with Nepal Investment Bank and provided wheel-chair to 14 differently-able ex-army men.
On the occasion, the army also conducted a health camp with availability of special service. There are over 500,000 beneficiaries or retired army personnel who had been directly or
indirectly benefited in different times and occasions.