Ranchi (By our Correspondent): Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu directed the state army welfare directorate to work for the well being of the kin and dependents of martyrs and retired soldiers.
Chairing a meeting of the state managing committee of the board at the Raj Bhawan here she said that despite being skilled physically the tribal youth of the state fail to make into the army. She said that number of youths going into the army from the Santhal Pargana region has declined therefore the army welfare directorate should make arrangements for providing coaching to the youth so that they can get selected in the army. During the meeting, the governor also gave her consent to provide one-time medical care grant to the wives of retired army men and their widows suffering from cancer or needing dialysis and also urged the retired army men and the widows of the martyrs to encourage their children to join the armed forces.
In the meeting, it was also decided that in case of admission of children in the schools they will be given a fund of Rs 15000 and such widows who would like to start their self help groups they too would be also provided one time economic grant. Those present in the meeting included Chief Secretary Sudhir Tripathi, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Sukhde Singh, Principal Secretary Home SKG Rahate, Principal Secretary to Governor Nitin Madan Kulkarni and others.