Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Kendirya Sainik Board (KSB), a Defence Ministry body, has distributed grants worth Rs 932 crore to over 3.7 lakh beneficiaries linked to the armed forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) in the last five years between 2018 and 2023 under various welfare schemes like education grants of their wards, daughters’ marriage and serious diseases, among others.
These beneficiaries include ex-servicemen, widows and their dependents who availed of the grant under 10 welfare schemes being run across the country for their welfare. These schemes are operated with the assistance of the 34 state KSBs and 410 district Sainik Boards across the country.
“In the last five years (2018-2023), grants worth approximately Rs 932 crores have been distributed to more than 3.7 lakh beneficiaries,” CMDE HP Singh, secretary KSB, told ANI.
HP Singh said on the sidelines of an event organised by the KSB to honour veterans and kin of martyrs ahead of Armed Forces Flag Day. Since 1949, Armed Forces Flag Day is observed on December 7 throughout the country to honour the men in uniform, who bravely fought on our borders to safeguard its territorial integrity and laid down their lives.