India was shaken to its core on February 14, 2019, when a JeM suicide bomber rammed his car into a CRPF bus and killed over 40 jawans, in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The whole nation mourned the loss and wept for the martyred jawans, but also came forward in large numbers to do whatever it takes to show that they stand strong with the jawans' families.
In another moving gesture, a 44-year-old blind scientist has now offered to donate Rs. 110 crores for the welfare of the martyred jawans' families.
Murtaza A. Hamid, who hails from Kota and is currently based in Mumbai, has offered to give Rs. 110 crore from his taxable income to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. Reportedly, Hamid has even sent an e-mail to PMO seeking an appointment with PM Modi for the same.
"The inspiration to help and support those who lay down their lives for our motherland should be in the blood of every citizen of the country," said Hamid, who is blind since birth. Hamid is currently working as a researcher and scientist in Mumbai. In fact, Hamid regrets that his innovation wasn't recognised timely by the government, else tragic incidents like Pulwama attack could have been averted.
According to a report in The Times of India, Hamid claims that he created 'Fuel Burn Radiation Technology' which helps to trace and locate any vehicle or object without GPS, camera or any other technical equipment. He forwarded the proposal to hand it over to the government and National Highways Authority of India free of cost, in 2016 but he got the approval in 2018.
From celebrities to commoners, everyone has been raising funds for the Pulwama martyrs' families. Be it through Bharat Ke Veer, donating their salaries to cancelling their wedding reception to donate money; people have proved to be like a big family, who have each others' back.
Source: The Times Of India