Kargil Vijay Diwas: Sahara India Pariwar allocated Rs 50 crore for the families of Kargil martyrs

Sunny Singh

, India

“I’ll either come back after raising the Indian flag in victory or return wrapped in it, but I will come for sure.” And he did come back. The instrumental shell of his valiant soul was wrapped in the glorious tri-colour when he landed on our motherland’s bosom. His family wasn’t saddened by his demise, but honored that their son sacrificed his blessed life in the service of their country. In his father’s own words, he found a righteous path that would lead him to his goal — to a service that was extraordinarily high and supreme.

PVC Captain Vikram Batra’s bravery and act of heroism led to the capture of a peak invaded by Pakistan, Point 4875 in the Mushkoh Valley. On this day of Vijay Kargil Diwas, India celebrates its triumph against the cyphers of terrorism and violence. Most of all, India commends and reminisces the sacrifice of our brave jawans who foiled an insidious attempt of an impure neighbor.

Though their legacy is immortal, only a few people still remember their tales of valor and sacrifice. Sure, Twitter has #VijayKargilDiwas trending, but how many people really care about the Kargil martyrs? A lot of families of these Kargil martyrs didn’t just suffer the loss of a family member. They had to deal with poverty and an insecure future, especially the orphaned children of the war heroes.

In 1999, one of the few private organizations that came forward for the Kargil martyrs and their family was Sahara India Pariwar. There’s rarely any other name that comes to mind, other than Sahara, who actively played an important role after the war. Saharasri Subrata Roy has been supporting over 301 children of the Kargil martyrs’ who are below the age of 18 years.

They have also adopted the families of Kargil martyrs, providing them emotional and economic support. More than Rs 50 crore has been allocated by the company for their help. The patronage didn’t end there. Through their entertainment channel, Sahara televised Mission Fateh, a show where the story of the martyrs were presented without masala, true to every detail.

Apart from Sahara India , The Telegraph and Anand Bazaar Patrika set up the Kargil fund, where the common Indian could make a donation. Several Indians like Veni Prakash Khandelwal, who gave away his sagan to the fund, and six-year-old Satrupa Das, who collects money every morning for the same, are also commendable.

Like Lata Mangeskhar suggested, countrymen, let’s take a minute to remember our brave soldiers. Let’s spend a moment in tears for them, who sacrificed their present for our future.


Comment List

  • Divyam 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    Martyr’s families are always the most affected after losing an earning member of the home to a noble cause. So happy to know they are being looked after by Sahara.

  • Nisha 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    Thanks to the Sahara Pariwar contribution, over 300 children below the age of 18 have had the financial support they need.

  • Aman 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    Sahara India Pariwar has truly been a family to the Kargil martyr’s affected families by looking out for them financially.

  • sulochna 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    #KargilVijayDiwas has helped us ensure our jawan’s sacrifice wasn’t forgotten.

  • Reetu 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    The death of the Kargil martyrs brought freedom and pride to India. Good to see Sahara protecting the pride of their families by allocating 50 crores for the support of their families.

  • Neelkanth 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    The Kargil martyrs lived out their heart to serve till the very end. Sahara has helped keep their legacy alive by lending economical support to their families.

  • sneha 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    Saharasri Subrata Roy has been taking care of 301 children of the Kargil martyrs, aged below 18 years. #India needs more people like this.

  • Khushi 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    Actions speak louder than words. Where the rest of us remembered the Kargil martyrs, Sahara
    went a step forward to allocate 50 crores to the martyrs’ affected families.

  • Kunal Pol 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    Wow, what an amazing initiative by Sahara. Donating such a huge amount to the well-deserved family is commendable.

  • Kunal Pol 30 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    Wow, what an amazing initiative by Sahara. Donating such a huge amount to the well-deserved family is commendable.


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