Virender Sehwag Pledges to Bear Education Expenses For Children of Pulwama Incident Martyrs

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On Saturday, Virender Sehwag, the former Indian cricketer has offered to take care of the children of CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama incident in Jammu And Kashmir on Thursday.

The Pulwama incident has caused huge distress and grief in India that took over 40 lives of CRPF soldiers when they were travelling through the Valley. Many of them were returning from their home and were a part of the 78-vehicle convoy. But unexpectedly, they got trapped on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. While 44 members lost their lives and there are several others are battling for their lives.

Taking it to Twitter, Virender Sehwag wrote, “Nothing we can do will be enough, but the least I can do is offer to take complete care of the education of the children of our brave CRPF jawans martyred in Pulwama in my Sehwag International School, Jhajjar. Saubhagya hoga.”

Meanwhile, the famous boxer, Vijender Singh who is employed at the Haryana Police is donating a month’s salary. Taking it to Twitter, Vijender wrote, “I’m donating my one month’s salary for the martyrs of #PulwamaTerrorAttack and want everyone to come forward and support the families. It is our moral duty to always standby them and make them feel proud of their sacrifices. Jai Hind.”

The social media is flooded with tonnes of condolence messages for the families of the martyred soldiers. Earlier Virender Sehwag showed his distress by tweeting, “Really pained by the cowardly attack on our CRPF in J&K in which our brave men have been martyred. No words are enough to describe the pain. I wish a speedy recovery to those injured.”

Moreover, Reliance Foundation has also expressed their readiness to take the responsibility of education and employment of the children of 40 CRPF martyred soldiers.

Anand Mahindra has also appealed on Twitter about gathering fund for the welfare of families of a matryed soldier. He said if just 50L people give ₹10 each that’s ₹5Cr and it will be a good help.

Apollo Hospital has urged to provide free treatment to the soldiers who have been injured during the incident. The chairman of Apollo, Pratap Reddy also paid condolences for the incident and said that he salutes all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.

Published by Isha Kataria on 16 Feb 2019

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