Dehradun: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said development is taking place in the country only because the country’s borders are safe. Mr. Singh lauded that whenever this country has needed, the Bravehearts of Uttarakhand have displayed their indomitable courage and valor to protect the unity, integrity, and sovereignty of the country.
He said, it is the duty of the government to ensure the well-being and satisfaction of veterans and it has taken several steps in this direction.
Mr. Singh said this while addressing the 7th Armed Forces Veterans Day function in Dehradun. He said there is a dedicated Department in his Ministry for the welfare of veterans. He added that pension, medical and other facilities that the country gives them are small ways of showing respect to veterans. The Minister highlighted when he reaches among the Bravehearts of the country, his head bows with reverence.
He added that the veterans have protected the borders of the country and maintained its unity and integrity. Earlier, Mr. Singh and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami paid tributes to the soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty at Shaurya Sthal War Memorial in Dehradun.