A felicitation of Veer Naris and Veterans was organized at Sharquat Auditorium, Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre, Belagavi on 02 Feb 2018 as part of 3rd Maratha LI Day celebration. The Maratha LI Day is being celebrated by the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment all over the nation on 04 February to commemorate the sacrifices of the Maratha warriors in the history of the nation. Felicitation ceremony was organized with an aim to dignify the sacrifice of our gallant soldiers in 1965, 1971, 1999 wars and in other various operational activities. Towards this, 18 Veer Naris & 35 Veterans in and around Belagavi attended the felicitation ceremony.
Mrs Vrinda Kalwad, Chairperson, Family Welfare Organization (FWO), The MARATHA LI RC presided over the function. Other senior ladies and officers of Belagavi Military Station also attended the function. The Veer Naris were briefed upon the various benefits and avenues opened by the Central/State Government for their welfare by Col Prakash Mithare. Lt Col BB Mohanty, Chief Record Officer, Records, The MARATHA LI briefed them of the latest policies on welfare and resettlement which is being followed by a lecture on life style disease by Major Manveer Singh, Regimental Medical Officer. Veer Naris and their wards were also briefed upon information pertaining to various job opportunities in Army/Civil Administration. As part of veterans outreach Records Maratha LI, Dept of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement and ECHS had placed their representatives to facilitate remedial measures of veterans grievances.
Mrs Vrinda Kalwad, Chairperson, FWO while interacting with the Veer Naris assured them of continued support in handling their problems. She later felicitated the Veer Naris followed by an in-house interaction with all the ladies present at the venue.