JAMMU, June 19: As part of its silver jubilee celebrations, the Central Govt Pensioners Welfare Association (CGPWA) J&K, Jammu today released two important publications-Silver Jubilee Souvenir issue of Pensioners Journal and Members Directory.
In hybrid mode of silver jubilee function, partly offline and partly in virtual mode, the President of the Association S S Wazir, former ADGP did the honours along with the former Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Kuldeep Khoda and some office bearers and few members at Day Care Centre for Elders, Exhibition Ground. Dr Ashok Bhan, former DGP, hosted the virtual meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Wazir commended the active members of CGPWA to nurture the sapling planted 25 years ago in the shape of this Association which has grown into one of the best Central Govt Pensioners Associations in the country besides being a creditable charitable NGO in J&K.
The General Secretary J K Vaid explained the importance of both publications released today and said that starting from a handful of ten Central Govt pensioners the CGPWA has grown in size with membership increasing to 348 by March this year.
The Vice President of CGPWA, B K Raina recalled the untiring efforts of one of the founder members and the Patron, V P Sharma who passed away suddenly last year.
Kuldeep Khoda lauded the initiatives the members of CGPWA towards welfare of Pensioners and said that bringing out two publications today spoke volume about their energy, commitment and social innovations, even at this stage of life.
The former Director General of DRDO, Dr Sudarshan Kumar Sharma said that these publications are of immense value as many of the articles have a treasure of information on a variety of subjects.
Top ranking retired officers spoke on the occasion. They included Dr Ashok Bhan, K B Jandial, O N Koul, M A Anjum, Ashok Gupta and Sunil Sharma. Among those present at offline function, included Prem Gupta, B B Magotra and K L Sharma.
The Souvenir released today contained two of the articles of late V P Sharma. It contained articles on forest, ecology and environment, agriculture, constitutional matters, lakes, water resources in J&K and Ladakh and health care. The Souvenir also contains Central Government orders, circular and memoranda on CGHS, pension & pensioners ‘welfare, family pension, life certificate and activities.