Mahesh Savani, a businessman from Gujarat’s Surat has come forward offering help to the families of the Uri martyrs. Savani has offered free education to the children of all the martyrs. “I saw a girl of our Indian soldier crying on the television saying that her father had told her to study hard and become successful. At that very moment, I decided to sponsor the children of the martyrs killed in Uri attack,” Savani told TOI.
“Along with education, we will also provide the hostel and other accommodation to the children wanting to study with PP Savani International school,” he added. This is not the first time the 47-year-old businessman has shown exemplary social responsibility. He is a father figure for around 472 women from underprivileged backgrounds. He has also organised mass weddings for them.
Eighteen jawans were killed in the militant attack on the rear office of the infantry battalion of the Indian Army at Uri, Baramulla. In the wake of Uri attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh postponed his trip to United States and Russia. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag rushed to Jammu and Kashmir, following the attack. Parrikar and Dalbir Singh Suhag visited the soldiers who were injured in the attack. “Reviewed situation in Kashmir following Uri attack with Army Chief & Commanders. Instructed to take firm action against those responsible,” Parrikar tweeted. “The supreme sacrifice of 17 brave Soldiers will not go in vain. My salute to them,” he said.