Virender Sehwag promised that he would take complete care of the education of the children of the CRPF soldiers who were martyred in Pulwama on February 14, 2019 (Photo Credit: Virender Sehwag Twitter)
Virender Sehwag, the former India cricket team opener, had announced in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack last year that he would take complete care of the education of the children of the CRPF soldiers who were martyred in Pulwama on February 14, 2019. Now, with the nation mourning the first anniversary of the deadly terror attack, Sehwag has come up with a post which will make 130 crore Indians proud and teary-eyed. On his official Twitter handle, Sehwag posted images of the children of the martyred soldiers in Pulwama having a good time playing cricket and studying in his Sehwag school in Jhajjar, Haryana.
In the tweet, he wrote, "Today marks one year since the terrible Pulwama attack on our brave jawans. Naman to all of them. In this pic are Batsman - Arpit Singh s/o Pulwama Shaheed Ram Vakeel & Bowler-Rahul Soreng s/o Pulwama Shaheed Vijay Soreng. Very privileged to have them study in my @SehwagSchool." Sehwag was not the only one who gave a tribute to the Pulwama martyrs. Gautam Gambhir, Sehwag's opening partner and current BJP MP from East Delhi, who was the most vocal on social media in taking action, also paid tribute to the CRPF jawans martyred.
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 14, 2020
The sound of bullets still echoes in our ears, the wounds still hurt like they are fresh. Salute to the supreme sacrifice of our brave hearts. Jai Hind #PulwamaAttack pic.twitter.com/592IMTNUbh
Today marks one year since the terrible Pulwama attack on our brave jawans. Naman to all of them.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 14, 2020
In this pic are Batsman -Arpit Singh s/o Pulwama Shaheed Ram Vakeel &
Bowler-Rahul Soreng s/o Pulwama Shaheed Vijay Soreng.
Very privileged to have them study in my @SehwagSchool pic.twitter.com/9ZewyoYFo3
On his Twitter handle, Gambhir wrote, "Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr. The sound of bullets still echoes in our ears, the wounds still hurt like they are fresh. Salute to the supreme sacrifice of our brave hearts. Jai Hind #PulwamaAttack."
Before the start of the Ranchi game between India and Australia, there was a very special tribute which was led by MS Dhoni himself and it resulted in the toss getting delayed by three to four minutes. Before the toss, Dhoni handed out army-style caps to each player in the Indian cricket team. The official Twitter handle of the BCCI said the team will be sporting camouflage caps as mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces. This is also to encourage countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund for taking care of the education of the dependents of the martyrs.
The Pulwama terror attack, in which over 40 CRPF soliders were killed, shook India. There was anger towards Pakistan and there was condolences pouring in for the soldiers and their families. Amidst all this, former India opener Virender Sehwag undertook a wonderful initiative which will gladden the hearts of 130 crore Indians. On his Twitter handle, Sehwag announced that he would sponsor the education for the children of the CRPF soldiers who were killed in his international school in Jhajjhar. Sehwag said, "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 @SehwagSchool , Jhajjar. Saubhagya hoga."
Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir paid tribute to CRPF jawans who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. (Image credit: Getty Images)
A total of 40 CRPF jawans were killed and dozens of others injured after an SUV with 350 kg of explosives hit a bus carrying the personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday. The vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device or IED explosion on Srinagar-Jammu highway in the Awantipora area of the district.
After 2016 Uri terror attack, this is considered to be the deadliest terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir in nearly two decades. layers like Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan offered their condolences to the families of the CRPF personnel who were killed. Saina Nehwal, India's ace badminton player, was joined by wrestlers like Sushil Kumar, Babita Phogat and Geeta Phogat in expressing their condolences and praying for the soul of the 42 CRPF personnel.
Yogeshwar Dutt retweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet which said, "Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly."