Atharva Foundation visits martyred soldiers’ families
In a build-up to the second season of ‘One For All, All For One’, an annual event by Atharva Foundation to pay tribute to Indian soldiers’ sacrifice, a team of Foundation recently visited North India to honour and felicitate martyred soldiers selfless service and supreme sacrifice by visiting their families.
A team led by Sunil Rane, chairman of Atharva Foundation, Col.(Retd.) and Sudhir Raje, convener visited Rajani Devi, wife of martyr Hav. Rakesh Kumar, SC and Geeta Devi, wife of martyr Hav. Ravi Pal in Samba.
After this, the team headed to meet Ex. Hon. Capt. Sansar Chand, Maha Vir Chakra a retired Indian soldier. While moving towards Aknoor, team visited Lt. Col. P. L. Choudhary, father of martyr Capt. Sunil Kumar Choudhary, Kirti Chakra and Sena Medal.
The team then visited Naushera, in Rajauri Disrtict where they met Naresh Kumari, wife of martyr Hav. Koshal Kumar and Neelam Devi, wife of martyr Hav. Charanjeet Singh both natives of Naushera.
They also visited Devraj Mahajan, father of martyr Capt. Tushar Mahajan, SC in Udhampur. Naseema Bano, wife of martyr Rfn. Gulam Mohhamad Khan, SM and Sabeeta Devi, widow of martyred Indian soldier.
Talking about this initiative, Sunil Rane said that with the vision to salute and recognize our unsung heroes of the country, Foundation is moving with an aim to visit our soldiers and martyrs’ family across the country.
‘One For All, All For One’ season 2 will be held at Dome, NSCI, Worli Mumbai on January 31 where the chief guest will be Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, and guest of honours will be Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari and CM, Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis.
The event is a tribute to those soldiers who have never been recognized for their sacrifice. This initiative is an opportunity for all of us to come together and show the armed forces our respect and deep gratitude. Over 25000 people are expected to attend the program along with 5000 families of soldiers. The program seeks to raise awareness among the youth about the armed forces and their supreme sacrifice. It also aims to inspire young people to take pride in these brave men and follow their path to serve their country.
Meanwhile while returning back the team in its en-route also visited Meena Nayyar, mother of martyr Capt. Anuj Nayyar, Maha Vir Chakra, the second highest military decoration in India at New Delhi. The team also paid a visit to R. P. Sharma, father of martyr Maj. Mohit Sharma, Ashok Chakra in Ghaziabad besides meeting Parmeshwari Devi, widow of soldier Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh, Ashok Chakra in Bulandshahr in UP.
The teams of Atharva Foundation are also visiting various other places across the country including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.