Today being the first anniversary of OROP agitation at Jantar Mantar, National federation of ESM felicitates all associations & its members who have participated in this historic Non-violent agitation.
This issue was outstanding for the last 40 years & many political parties and their successive Govts professed it but not implemented. Accidently the present political outfit which formed the Govt at centre also tried to take advantage the aspiration of ESM by including the OROP in their manifesto but soon after coming to power they were reluctant to grand OROP.
It is under these circumstances we have united under the leadership pf Col.Inderjeet Singh & Gen Satbir Singh and formed united front of ESM which eventually became a mass all India movement.
Realising the support it received from the various section of society, the reluctant Govt was forced to announce OROP though with some anomaly & efforts are still on to rectify the anomalies. The movement has shown an example to future generation of ESM to fight for their rightful dues in a non-violent manner.
Let us congratulates all the veterans who have participated in the agitation at JM & different parts of the country. We also salutes those veterans who have spear headed this movement 1976-77