Indian Army is observing year 2018 as “Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty” to honour soldiers who have been disabled in line of duty. The primary focus of this initiative is to alleviate sufferings of these soldiers, who have done their duty with utmost dedication to nation and have been disabled for the life.
The major endeavour of this initiative is to provide one-time financial assistance to disabled soldiers who have been boarded out from service on medical grounds and are rendered non-employable due to their medical or physical conditions.
Initiatives to be undertaken
Indian Army this year is planning create awareness on organizational support available to soldiers and their dependents with respect to medical, rehabilitation, various beneficiary schemes of Central and State Governments, vocational opportunities and along with assistance for their placement.
It is also planning to showcase talent of disabled soldiers by organizing sports and physical activities, cultural events and their art exhibitions. It is also planning to felicitate disabled soldiers along with selected organisations that are dedicated in their rehabilitation. It is also planning to gather due support for unemployable disabled soldier and his family with initial financial support to ensure life of dignity through partially-funded entrepreneurship venture.