Saturday, 30 August 2014

ARMY ORGANISES VEER NARIS AND VEER MATAAS MEET AT MILITARY STATION BHUSAWAL ON 24TH AUG 14

1.          In an effort to reach out to the families of brave sons of soil who have made the supreme sacrifice and laid down their lives in the service of Nation, Military Station Bhusawal in conjunction with Zila Sainik Welfare Officers of Buldana and Jalgaon organised a Veer Naries Meet on 24 Aug 2014.
2.           The Meet was org for Veer Nari/Veer Matas from the district of Jalgaon and Buldana. Approximately 100 families and their dependents attended the function in an impressive but astute ceremony. Mrs Abha Kapoor, Senior Director Family Welfare Organisation, Bhusawal, gave out gifts to Veer Naris. Problems faced by widows and facilities were discussed by the Army and policies on the welfare was conveyed to them.
3.          Special efforts were made by Station Cdr of Military Station Bhusawal to address their grievances and resolve them in situ. Canteen facilities and other assistance were also provided and assistance for filling up of forms for Ex -Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme was set up to aid and assist in documentation.

4.            The Veer Naris were told about Employment Opportunities, Pension related matters for  Ex - Servicemen and welfare schemes provided by the Army for wards and widows. The programmes concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.



Thursday, 28 August 2014

DEPARTMENT OF SAINIK WELFARE, MAHARASHTRA STATE, PUNE


COL R P NAIKAVDE(RETD), DY DIR(RESETTLEMENT), DEPARTMENT OF SAINIK WELFARE, MAHARASHTRA STATE, PUNE WHILE BRIEFING TO BRIG T P TIWARI, DIR RESETTLEMENT (SZ) and BRIG SURESH SHARMA(RETD) DIR,DSW, RAJASTHAN IN PRESENCE OF  CDR V B PATIL(RETD), DY DIR(ADMIN), DEPARTMENT OF SAINIK WELFARE, MAHARASHTRA STATE, PUNE 


MAJ(RETD.) R.G KULKARNI, GM MESCO  WHILE BRIEFING TO BRIG T P TIWARI, DIR RESETTLEMENT (SZ) AND BRIG SURESH SHARMA(RETD) DIR,DSW, RAJASTHAN IN PRESENCE OF  COL R P NAIKAVDE(RETD), DY DIR(RESETTLEMENT), DEPARTMENT OF SAINIK WELFARE, MAHARASHTRA STATE, PUNE 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

DEPARTMENT OF SAINIK WELFARE, MAHARASHTRA STATE, PUNE


VIS OF MAJ GEN R R NIMBHORKAR,AVSM,SM*,VSM TO DEPARTMENT OF SAINIK WELFARE, MAHARASHTRA STATE, PUNE


COL R P NAIKAVDE(RETD), DY DIR(RESETTLEMENT), DEPARTMENT OF SAINIK WELFARE, MAHARASHTRA STATE, PUNE WHILE MEETING TO COL MARATHE AND COL D P NAIKAVDE


MAJ GEN R R NIMBHORKAR,AVSM,SM*,VSM  AND COL R P NAIKAVDE (RETD), DY DIR(RESETTLEMENT), DSW, MAHARASHTRA STATE, PUNE WHILE MEETING TO COL 


MAJ GEN R R NIMBHORKAR,AVSM,SM*,VSM  AND COL R P NAIKAVDE (RETD), DY DIR(RESETTLEMENT), DSW, MAHARASHTRA STATE, PUNE WHILE SPEAKING WITH COL MARATHE 


Saturday, 23 August 2014

The practice of commemoration of Armed Forces Flag Day and AFFD Fund owes its origin to Remembrance Day/ Remembrance Poppy

The following info extracted from Wikepedia, contains very useful insight into the practice

Remembrance poppy


Artificial "remembrance poppies" at a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium
The remembrance poppy (a Papaver rhoeas) has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in that war (1914–1918). They were then adopted by military veterans' groups in parts of the former British Empire: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Today, they are mainly used in the UK and Canada to commemorate their servicemen and women who have been killed in all conflicts since 1914. There, small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing for a few weeks until Remembrance Day/Armistice Day (11 November). Poppy wreaths are also often laid at war memorials.
The remembrance poppy is especially prominent in the UK. In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday, they are distributed by The Royal British Legion in return for donations to their "Poppy Appeal", which supports all current and former British military personnel. During this time, it is an unwritten rule that all public figures and people appearing on television wear them; some have berated this as "poppy fascism" and argued that the Appeal is being used to glorify current wars. It is especially controversial in Northern Ireland; most Irish nationalists and Irish Catholics refuse to wear one, mainly due to actions of the British Army during the Troubles, while Ulster Protestants and Unionists usually wear them.

Origins

The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields". Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers' graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies parts of Belgium and France.[1] The poem was written by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on 3 May 1915 after witnessing the death of his friend, a fellow soldier, the day before. The poem was first published on 8 December 1915 in the London-based magazine Punch.

In 1918, American YWCA worker Moina Michael, inspired by the poem, published a poem of her own called "We Shall Keep the Faith".[2] In tribute to McCrae's poem, she vowed to always wear a red poppy as a symbol of remembrance for those who served in the war.[1] At a November 1918 YWCA Overseas War Secretaries' conference, she appeared with a silk poppy pinned to her coat and distributed 25 more to those attending. She then campaigned to have the poppy adopted as a national symbol of remembrance. At a conference in 1920, the National American Legion adopted it as their official symbol of remembrance.[1] At this conference, Frenchwoman Anna E. Guérin was inspired to introduce the artificial poppies commonly used today. In 1921 she sent her poppy sellers to London, where they were adopted by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, a founder of the Royal British Legion. It was also adopted by veterans' groups in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.[1]

Usage
Commonwealth of Nations


Australia
In Australia, the poppy is worn by many on Remembrance Day and is sold in the weeks beforehand by Legacy Australia. At Remembrance Day ceremonies the poppy is worn by the Governor General, State Governors, politicians, military and members of the public. https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/24611935/10-000-poppies-for-wwi-sacrifice/
The poppy is not traditionally worn on Anzac Day, although the practice is becoming more common, particularly at overseas commemorations such as in Britain. The traditional symbol of remembrance on Anzac Day is a sprig of rosemary.

Canada
In Canada, the poppy is the official symbol of remembrance worn during the two weeks before 11 November, having been adopted in 1921. The Royal Canadian Legion, which has trademarked the image,[3] suggests that poppies be worn on the left lapel, or as near the heart as possible.[4]
Until 1996, poppies were made by disabled veterans in Canada, but they have since been made by a private contractor. The Canadian poppies consist of two pieces of moulded plastic covered with flocking with a pin to fasten them to clothing. At first the poppies were made with a black centre. From 1980 to 2002, the centres were changed to green. Current designs are black only; this change caused confusion and controversy to those unfamiliar with the original design.In 2007, sticker versions of the poppy were made for children, the elderly, and healthcare and food industry workers.[  Canada also issues a cast metal "Canada Remembers" pin featuring a gold maple leaf and two poppies, one representing the fallen and the other representing those who remained on the home front
Following the installation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa in 2000, where the national Remembrance service is held, a new tradition formed spontaneously as attendees laid their poppies on the tomb at the end of the service. This tradition, while not part of the official program, has become widely practised elsewhere in the country, with others leaving cut flowers, photographs, or letters to the deceased.


Royal British Legion poppy

A volunteer makes poppies at the Royal British Legion Poppy Factory in London, where over 30 million poppies are made by a small team each year


A poppy on a bus in Southampton, England (November 2008)

The poppy is also worn on Memorial Day, celebrated on July 1 each year in Newfoundland and Labrador.

United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, remembrance poppies made of paper and plastic are sold by The Royal British Legion (RBL) and Haig Fund. These are charities providing financial, social, political and emotional support to those who have served or who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces, and their dependants. They are sold on the streets by volunteers in the weeks before Remembrance Day.
In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the poppies have two red petals, a green paper leaf and are mounted on a green plastic stem. According to the RBL, "The red poppy is our registered mark and its only lawful use is to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal".[9] In Scotland, the poppies are curled and have four petals with no leaf and are sold by Earl Haig Fund Scotland. The yearly selling of poppies is a major source of income for the RBL in the UK. The poppy has no fixed price; it is sold for a donation or the price may be suggested by the seller. The black plastic center of the poppy was marked "Haig Fund" until 1994 but is now marked "Poppy Appeal".[10] A team of about 50 people—most of them disabled former British military personnel—work all year round to make millions of poppies at the Poppy Factory in Richmond.

In the early years after World War I, poppies were worn only on Remembrance Day itself.[12] However, today the RBL's "Poppy Appeal" has a higher profile than any other charity appeal in the UK.[12] The poppies are widespread from late October until mid-November every year and are worn by the general public, politicians, the Royal Family, and others in public life. It has also become common to see poppies on cars, lorries and other forms of public transport such as aeroplanes, buses, and trams. Many magazines and newspapers also show a poppy on their cover page, and some social network users add poppies to their avatars.[13] In 2011, a WWII plane dropped 6,000 poppies over the town of Yeovil in Somerset.[14]
Some have criticised the level of compulsion associated with the custom, something Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow has called "poppy fascism".[15] Columnist Dan O'Neill wrote that "presenters and politicians seem to compete in a race to be first – poppies start sprouting in mid-October while the absence of a poppy is interpreted as absence of concern for the war dead, almost as an unpatriotic act of treachery".[16] Likewise, Jonathan Bartley of the religious think-tank Ekklesia said "public figures in Britain are urged, indeed in many cases, required, to wear ... the red poppy, almost as an article of faith. There is a political correctness about the red poppy".[17] Journalist Robert Fisk complained that the poppy has become a seasonal "fashion accessory" and that people were "ostentatiously wearing a poppy for social or work-related reasons, to look patriotic when it suited them".[18] Kleshna, one of two businesses with an exclusive tie-in with the RBL, sells expensive crystal-clad poppy jewellery that has been worn by celebrities.[19]

Northern Ireland
The Royal British Legion also holds a yearly poppy appeal in Northern Ireland and in 2009 raised more than £1 million.[20] However, the wearing of poppies in Northern Ireland is controversial. It is seen by many as a political symbol[21] and a symbol of Britishness,[22][23] representing support for the British Army.[21] The poppy has long been the preserve of the unionist/loyalist community.[22] Loyalist paramilitaries (such as the UVF and UDA) have also used poppies to commemorate their own members who were killed in The Troubles.[24]
Most Irish nationalists/republicans, and members of the Irish Catholic community, choose not to wear poppies;[21] they regard the Poppy Appeal as supporting soldiers who killed Irish civilians (for example on Bloody Sunday) and who colluded with illegal loyalist paramilitaries (for example the Glenanne gang) during The Troubles.[25][26][27][28][29] In 2008, the director of Relatives for Justice condemned the wearing of poppies by police officers in Irish nationalist areas, calling it "repugnant and offensive to the vast majority of people within our community, given the role of the British Army".[26] In 2009, Sinn Féin's Glenn Campbell berated the policy that all BBC TV presenters must wear poppies in the run-up to Remembrance Day and urged the BBC to drop the policy, as it is a publicly funded body.[27] In the Irish Independent, it was claimed that "substantial amounts" of money raised from selling poppies are used "to build monuments to insane or inane generals or build old boys' clubs for the war elite".[28] However, on Remembrance Day 2010 the SDLP’s Margaret Ritchie was the first leader of a nationalist party to wear one.[30]

Republic of Ireland
During World War I, all of Ireland was part of the UK and about 200,000 Irishmen fought in the British Army (see Ireland and World War I). Although the British Army is banned from actively recruiting in the Republic of Ireland,[31][32] some of its citizens still enlist.[33][34][35] The RBL thus has a branch in the Republic and holds a yearly Poppy Appeal there.
Each July, the Republic has its own National Day of Commemoration for all Irish people who died in war. However, the wearing of poppies is much less common than in the UK and they are not part of the main commemorations.[36][37] This is partly due to the British Army's role in fighting against Irish independence, its activities during the War of Independence (for example the Burning of Cork)[38] and the British Army's role in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Nevertheless, the RBL holds its own wreath-laying ceremony at St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, which the President of Ireland has attended.[39]

United States
In the United States, the Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted the first nationwide distribution of remembrance poppies before Memorial Day in 1922.[40] Today, the American Legion Auxiliary distributes crepe-paper poppies in exchange for donations around Memorial Day and Veterans Day.[41][42][43][44]

Elsewhere
In Hong Kong—which was formerly part of the British Empire—the poppy is worn by some participants on Remembrance Sunday each year.[citation needed] It is not generally worn by the public, although The Royal British Legion's Hong Kong and China Branch sells poppies to the public in a few places in the territory.[citation needed]


During Victory Day 2014—which marks Nazi Germany's surrender to the Soviet Union—some Ukrainians wore remembrance poppies instead of the usual Ribbon of Saint George, as the ribbon had become associated with pro-Russian separatists. A poppy logo was designed by Sergiy Mishakin, containing the text: "1939-1945 Never Again".[45]

Friday, 22 August 2014

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ESM/WIDOW AT DISTRICT SAINIK WELFARE OFFICE, SOLAPUR

SHRI N.H. WAGHMARE, OF ZSWO SOLAPUR WHILE HANDING OVER CHEQUE TO SMT NAZUBI NURMOHAMMAD PATHAN ON ACCOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


CELEBRATION OF 68TH INDEPENDENCE DAY AT MILITARY GIRLS HOSTEL, SOLAPUR : 15 AUG 2014


SHRI MADHUKAR ATHWALE, NAGAR SEWAK  HOISTED THE NATIONAL FLAG IN PRESENCE OF  STAFF OF ZILLA SAINIK  WELFARE OFFICE, BOYS AND GIRLS OF MGH/MBH  AT SOLAPUR. AFTER THAT BOYS AND GIRLS SANG THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

OTHER EVENTS AT SOLAPUR


INAUGURATION OF MAHIM AUTOMOBILES : -  BAJAJ AUTO SUB DEALERSHIP AT MARWADE THE- MANGALWEDHA OF EX HAV CHANGEJ KHAN INMDAR,   EX CAPT SUNIL GODBOLE, ZILLA SAINIK WELFARE OFFICER, MR KADE DEALER OF BAJAJ AUTO, EX HAV CHANGEJ KHAN AND OTHER ESM WERE PRESENT

 (i)     Maji Sainik Melawa was organized on 16 Aug 2014 at Wasud (Sangola).    42 ESM and 14 Widow were present at the Melawa. In the Melawa information of various Central/State Govt Schemes were explained to the ESM/Widows.       Mainly Information about establishing Mahila Bachat Gat was explained.

(ii)  Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Prithviraj Chavan Visited Solapur on 18 Aug 2014.   Shri F N Dhore, Asst Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer, Solapur received the Minister at Solapur Air Port. 
           

Thursday, 21 August 2014

S.T. BUS TRAVEL CONCESSION CHEQUE HANDED OVER TO VEER MATA SMT. NIRMALABAI TUNTUNE IN THE EVE OF 16TH MARTYR DAY OF BATTLE CASUALTY LATE GNR NILESH TUNTUNE HELD ON 01 AUG 2014 AT TEH – ALIBAG , DISTRICT - RAIGAD


S.T. BUS TRAVEL CONCESSION CHEQUE  FROM ZILLA SAINIK WELFARE OFFICE, RAIGAD,  HANDED OVER TO VEER MATA   NIRMALABAI TUNTUNE  THROUGH MRS  ANJALI PATIL, MEMBER OF  ZP, RAIGAD  &  MRS VIDYA MAHTRE, SABHAPATI PANCHAYAT SAMITI, ALIBAG,  DURING 16TH MARTYR   DAY FUNCTION HELD ON 01 AUG 2014 . FROM RIGHT SIDE VEERMATA  SMT NIRMALABAI TUNTUNE,   NARAYAN TUNTUNE, LT COL  R R JADHAV(RETD) ZILLA SAINIK  WELFARE OFFICER, RAIGAD AND ZP MEMBER BHASKAR PATIL AND OTHERS


LT COL  R R JADHAV (Retd) ZILLA SAINIK WELFARE OFFICER, RAIGAD,  ADDRESSING IN THE FUNCTION HELD ON 01 AUG 2014 ON THE EVE OF 16TH MARTYR DAY IN THE MEMORY OF LATE GNR NILESH TUNTUNE AT HIS NATIVE PLACE IN ALIBAG TEHSIL


LT COL R R JADHAV (RETD), ZILLA SAINIK WELFARE OFFICER, RAIGAD IN FRONT OF THE STATUE OF LATE GNR NILESH TUNTUNE AFTER PAYING HOMAGE ON HIS 16TH MARTYR DAY ON  01 AUG 2014

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION ZILLA SAINIK WELFARE OFFICE'S

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION ZILLA SAINIK WELFARE OFFICE
AURANGABAD

68th Independence day was celebrated at Sainik Sankul Aurangabad.  Flag hoisted by Hostel supdt vilas Panditrao Jadhav.  Behind Standing Smt Surekha Patond, Hostel Supdt Military Girls Hostel and Asst Supdt MBH Ramdas Shinde


INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION ZILLA SAINIK WELFARE OFFICE
Satara 


Independence Day celebration at MBH, Satara


Independence Day celebration at MGH, Satara


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

ZSWO OSMANABAD CELEBRATED KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS ON 28 JUL 2014




ZILLA SAINIK KALYAN KARYALAY LATUR

Sahid Din of Ex-Nk Uttam Biradar was celebrated on 10-July-2014 at his village Ashta, Tq- Chakur, Dist Latur in the presence of Ex-Maj KY Zambre, ZSWO Latur & Village Sarpanch

Palak Melava was organised at Military Girls hostel, Latur 

A Cheque of Rs. 40,000/- was presented to Ex-Sep Phulari Arvind Ganpatrao for his Medical Claim

Gymnasium is set up at Military Boys Hostel.
All furniture is painted re re-furbished

New Solar Water Heater is installed on Military Boys Hostel

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

ZILLA SAINIK WELFARE OFFICE CELEBRATED KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS

ZILLA SAINIK WELFARE OFFIE CELEBRATED KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS  ON 26 JULY  2014  AT  MILY  BOYS  HOSTEL  NAGPUR  LT  NITIN PANDE,  ZSWO  NAGPUR AND  STAFF  WERE PRESENT  AT  THE  OCCASSION