Jammu, June 20: 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.
According to a statement issued here, 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.
In view of Covid pandemic restrictions many members participated through virtual mode including Dr Ashok Bhan former DGP who hosted the vrtual 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. He complimented the efforts of his team for carrying forward the mission of the founding members to project and seek redressal of the grievances of the Pensioners and always remained in the vanguard for social and charitable work.
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, and activities including social service and helping people in distress due to natural calamities within J&K and outside.
Kuldeep Khoda lauded the initiatives the members of CGPWA towards welfare of Pensioners said that bringing out two publications today spoke volume about their energy, commitment and social innovations, even at this stage of life.
Among those who spoke on the occasion include Dr. Ashok Bhan, K. B. Jandial, IAS ( Retd) O. N. Koul, M. A. Anjum, Ashok Gupta, (all retired IGPs) Sunil Sharma former DGM, BSNL. Among those present at offline function include Prem Gupta retired IGP, B. B. Magotra retired IB officer and K L Sharma retired officer of IDAS.