Atharva Foundation honours families of martyrs

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari honouring mother of Capt Tushar Mahajan during a function at Mumbai.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari honouring mother of Capt Tushar Mahajan during a function at Mumbai.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 2: Families of 10 martyrs, including Capt Tushar Mahajan of Udhampur, were honoured during an annual patriotism program ‘One for All, All for One’, which was held at NSCI-Worli, Mumbai on Thursday night. The program was organized by Atharva Foundation to honor the valiant soldiers, who sacrificed their lives for the country.
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra were chief guests during the program.
Nitin Gadakari felicitated Asha Rani, the mother of Capt Tushar Mahajan (Shaurya Chakra), who hailed from Udhampur and had scarified his life while fighting against militants.
The other martyrs, whose family members were honored on the occasion, included Lance Naik Sandeep Singh from Gurdaspur, Lt Triveni Singh, Ashok Chakra (posthumous), who hailed from Pathankot, Captain Neikezhakuo Kengurse, (Maha Vir Chakra) from Kohima, Nagaland, Major Udai Singh , (SC, SM) from Noida, Major Mohit Sharma, (AC, SM) from Ghaziabad, Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh (Ashok Chakra) from Bulandsahar, UP, Lt Natarajan Parthiban (Kirti Chakra) from Chennai, Naik Gawade Pandurang Mahadev (Shaurya Chakra) from Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, Captain R Harshan (Ashok Chakra) from Thiruvananthapuram.
The two living legends, Param Vir Chakra Awardee Subedar Yogendra Yadav from Bulandsahar, UP and Wing Commander Jag Mohan Nath, (Bar to MVC) from Andheri, Mumbai, were also felicitated during occasion.
During the program, the exemplary heroic stories of the honored soldiers’ courage were narrated to audience by Bollywood stars including Hema Malini, Raza Murad, Mahima Chaudhary along with Gulshan Grover, Mohan Joshi, Shreyash Talpade, Dilip Joshi, Warina Hussain and Puneet Issar.
Sunil Rane, Chairman of Atharva Foundation said that the program sought to raise awareness among the youth about the armed forces and their supreme sacrifice. It also aimed to inspire young people to take pride in these brave men and follow their path to serve their country, said Rane adding main objective of ‘One for All, All for One’ is to maximum welfare for the soldiers deployed on the border.


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