N News

Date: 28 Jun 2016



As a special initiative of Col Comdt, The Bengal Sappers, spl meets are being org by Bengal Sapper Units at various locations to interact with veteran JCOs and OR of Bengal Sappers. This will enable us to be aware of problems being faced by them post retirement. In addition, this is a platform to make the veterans aware regarding change in various policies with regards to ECHS, placements, pension etc.

The Meet was org by Begnal Sappers Regiment, “Saath Ek - Lakshya Bhed” at Meerut in which veterans settled in and around Meerut were invited. The initiative was taken extremely positively by the veterans who travelled from their villages/ towns to Meerut. Besides making them aware of various policies, the veterans got a chance to meet their old brothers in arms and was an emotional re-union.

The Meet was presided over by Brig SK Kataria, Commandant, Bengal Engineer Group & Centre, Roorkee. Huge turnout was observed in which 04 retired Offrs, 24 veteran JCOs and 154 retired OR attended the Meet. Besides veterans, 11 widows of brave Bengal Sapper also graced the occasion.

The Meet commenced with paying homage to Martyrs/ departed Bengal Sappers by observing two mins silence. Thereafter, Commandant Bengal Engineer Group & Centre addressed the Veteran Offrs, JCOs, OR, Widows and Veer Naris. He apprised the gathering regarding the latest activities and achievement of the group and covered the latest policy matters relating to veterans, Veer Naris & Widows. They were also made aware regarding the pension process and any grievances pertaining to these were noted. In addition, they were educated about the procedure of ECHS and associated hospitals.

The meet culminated by everyone meeting each other and exchanging pleasantries. This was followed by lunch for all veterans. The veterans were appreciative of the initiative which promoted association and bonding between veteran JCOs & OR of The Bengal Sappers.