Gujarat's businessman sponsors education of URI martyrs' children

Posted by The Open Page | 11th April 2017

While many are busy venting out their anger on social media over the killing of 18 soldiers in Uri and demanding strong retaliation by the Indian government, a businessman from Gujarat’s Surat district has come forward to financially support the daughters of those martyred in the ghastly attack.
Businessman Mahesh Savani, along with social activists and philanthropists, has offered to sponsor education of the children of all the 18 soldiers. Savani says he got emotionally touched while watching the young daughter of one of the soldiers crying on television.
Also extending a helping hand to the family of one of the soldiers killed is the DAV Society, a Delhi based non-governmental educational organisation, which has decided to waive the school fess and provide free education to the three daughters of S K Vidyarthi who was martyred in the Uri attack.
The three sisters had appeared in the school for their examination on Tuesday, a day after news of their father’s death in Uri terrorist attack had come.
They said they took the examination to keep commitment they had made to their father.

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