29 October 2019
Campaign “ ‘Shaurya’ Ye Diwali Veer Pariwar Ke Saath” which focused on expressing gratitude and paying rich tributes to the Indian Army Martyrs’ and their brave-heart families, concluded with members of Chandigarh NGO – ‘I am Still Human’(IASH), distributing Diwali gifts collected from tricity residents, among children of martyrs, at Jabalpur(MP) and spending a meaningful Diwali night with the kids.
Vivek Mehra, Founder, IASH said, “The whole experience of ‘Shaurya Yeh Diwali Veer Pariwar Ke Saath’ was immensely emotional for the entire team. The children not only shared their dreams and hurdles they face in their regular lives but also spoke about their family’s experiences after the martyrdom of their fathers. Now with all the data and analysis, we look forward to support these children in the most impactful and sustainable way possible.”
Arnav Batra, COO, IASH said, “The children were extremely warm and had a million dreams in their eyes. The country needs to support such families and actually make some contribution to value the supreme sacrifices made by the children’s fathers.”
IASH celebrated Diwali by honouring the children of India’s valiant martyrs. Diwali was spent by volunteers of the NGO with children of martyrs of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles (J & K Rifles), who are living, in the regiment’s hostel at Jabalpur. The army has set up the hostel to take care of 65 children whose fathers were martyred fighting for the country. Lt. Gen. K.J Singh (Retd), PVSM, AVSM** is the Ambassador of the ‘Shaurya’ Campaign.”
It is noteworthy that tricity’s well known corporate, GBP Group, also lent support to the noble cause under its CSR initiative. Members of IASH travelled on two motorbikes and the car, which had the gifts, from GBP Centrum, Zirakpur on October 25 reached Jabalpur and spent Diwali with the children.