The 71st Army Day is celebrated in the city with traditionally by the college of Defence Management (CDM) in Secunderabad.
The Army officers and other staff members of the college took part in the function; it was addressed by Major General Sandeep Sharma, CDM Commandant. Captain V Lakshmikanth Rao who is a Rajya Sabha Member, Major General N Srinivas Rao, General Officer Commanding of Telangana and Andhra Sub Area (TASA) launched TASA ECHS (Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme) Management Information System (TEMIS) at Golden Palm Sainik Bhawan, Secunderabad.
TEMIS is conducted for the first in the country to bring the efficiency in ECHS. Captain Rao appreciated the hard work done by Telangana and Andhra Sub Area to develop TEMIS which talks the inadequacies and bring changes to the existing system of ECHS.
Adding to that he said Telangana government had a record of achievements in the area of Ex Servicemen Welfare and stands number one in the country by enhancing cash grants to courtesy award winners to the highest amount. The construction of Sainik Bhavan at Nizamabad has completed their works, were the work is in progress at Khammam, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar.