The terror attack in Pulwama, which is being called the biggest attack on India's security forces since the Uri attack in 2016, has shaken the entire country. On 14th February 2019, JeM terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar targeted a CRPF convoy comprising over 70 vehicles and 2,547 personnel, which was moving from Jammu towards Srinagar. The attack took away the life of 44 jawans and has left the country seething with anger and grief.
Numerous celebrities and Bollywood stars have come forward to lend their support and aid to the martyrs' families, in an attempt to ease their struggle to lead a life without a member of their family, in any way they can.
More recently, Bollywood's own Khiladi Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to urge his followers to act immediately and support the martyrs' families.
#Pulwama is something we cannot & will not forget.We're all angry & it's time to act. So act now,donate to the martyrs of Pulwama on https://t.co/5j0vxsSt7f There's no better way to pay homage to them & show your support.This is the only official site,pls don't fall prey to fakes pic.twitter.com/sYruUtzgKY— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 16, 2019
According to an HT report, Akshay has vowed to donate 5 crore rupees to the families of the Martyred Pulwama soldiers through the Bharat Ke Veer initiative.
Apart from Akshay, Amitabh Bachchan has also promised to donate 2.5 crores for the martyrs' families.
the number of the martyr has gone up to 49 .. i am contributing for now 50 .. thats 2.5 cr— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 16, 2019
Ronnie Screwvala also promised to donate 1 crore rupees for the cause from the 'Uri' box office collection.
RSVP &Team URI committed Rs. 1 Cr to families of URI attack /Army Welfare Fund -will ensure part goes to victims #Pulwama ..but urge more to respond -in small lots - and also our Indian “Unicorns” to donate graciously @Paytm @Olacabs @Flipkart @amazon @narendramodi @anandmahindra— Ronnie Screwvala (@RonnieScrewvala) February 16, 2019
Bollywood rapper Badshaah has also donated 3 lakh to CRPF Wives Welfare Association in his show of support.View this post on Instagram
What happened in Pulwama can neither be forgotten nor forgiven. But its time to let our soldiers know that we stand with them. Many of the shaheed jawaans have left their families without any earning sources. It is time to contribute and help their families, children and wives and parents. To show them that we all stand with them and assure them of a future full of opportunities. Please donate through various platforms available. Whatever amount you can. Remember, they protect us and keep us safe and they deserve every bit of help and support. Donate karo, contribute karo. JAI HIND ð®ð³
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Virender Sehwag has also come forward to help and has offered to take care of the education of the martyrs' children.
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 ðpic.twitter.com/lpRcJSmwUh— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 16, 2019
It's wonderful to see the ripple effect these celebs are successfully bringing about, and their decision to stand by the families of the martyred Pulwama soldiers is truly inspiring.