Rotary honours Pulwama martyrs

Rotary Club of Chandigarh, RID 3080, along with the IPL franchise cricket team Kings XI Punjab, presented a cheque of ₹25 lakh to the families of five CRPF jawans who were killed in the Pulwama attack in February.

The club identified five CRPF jawans, four of whom belonged to Punjab and one from Himachal Pradesh, to provide ₹5 lakh each to their family at an event in March.

From L: DG Praveen Goyal, RC Chandigarh President A P Singh and DIG V K Kaundal handing over a cheque to the family of a martyr as Kings XI Punjab Head of Operations Anant Sarkaria and skipper R Ashwin look on.

Club President A P Singh expressed his thanks to Kings XI Punjab for “choosing us as a vehicle for doing good to the families of Pulwama jawans.” He recalled another project initiated by the club three years back to send 5,000 kg of sweets every Deepavali to jawans guarding our borders.

Kings XI Punjab Head of Operations Anant Sarkaria said, “We are grateful to have partnered with RC Chandigarh for this project as they have helped us connect with the families of our brave jawans, who put their lives on the line every single day for us.”

Along with the club president, DG Praveen Goyal, Sarkaria, Kings XI Captain Ravichandran Ashwin and other Rotarians were present at the hand-over ceremony. CRPF Punjab was represented by senior DIG V K Kaundal who interacted with the families of the deceased jawans.

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