Former Indian Cricket team skipper Kapil Dev attended Atharva Foundation’s special initiative to pay tribute to Indian armed forces along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Vikram Gokhale, Aftab Shivdasani, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rohini Hattangadi on Wednesday in Mumbai.
During media interaction, Dev praised the initiative and said, “I felt really happy to be part of this great initiative because here we felicitated and had conversation with our real heroes. I think people involved with this imitative are really passionate people. I think it’s like mission and we have to carry forward this mission.”
Atharva foundation has welcomed the ‘Real unsung Heroes’ of the country on Wednesday, 31st January 2018, by organizing a program named “ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE”. Foundation believes that the growth of a nation depends on the growth of the various sections of its society. This noble thought has lead to flourish itself in every aspect. With the same vision, Atharva foundation has taken a new step to recognize and felicitate Indian soldiers, who are always ready to sacrifice their lives for the nation, so that the citizens can have peaceful nights, through this program.
“ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE”, is one-of-its-kind initiative envisaged and conceptualized by Shri. Sunil Rane, Chairman, Atharva Foundation. Atharva Foundation felicitated these real heroes by unfolding 10 martyrs’ stories of bravery and valour in the presence of eminent personalities.
The stories of 11 brave hearts has been narrated by renowned personalities such as, Hema Malini, Kapil Dev, Sangita Jindal, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonal Chauhan, Amisha Patel, Madhur Bhandarkar, Rohini Hattangadi, Vikram Gokhale, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ajikya Patel and Sunil Rane.
Talking about Atharva Foundation’s initiative Rohini Hattangadi said, “Today is the very important day because today we are felicitating our Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect us and our country. I feel fortunate to be part of this initiative. I want to congratulate Atharva Foundation who has organized such huge initiative. I think we don’t need to join our army to show our patriotism. We can express our patriotism by doing small things like keeping our surroundings clean and helping each other in crisis”.
Families of those 11 brave martyrs’, Late Col. Santosh Mahadik, Late Subedar Surinder Singh, Late Havildar Durna Kant Doley, Late Lieutinant Navdeep Singh, Late Major Satish Dahiya, Late Naib Subedar Chuni Lal, Late Havildar Hangapan Dada, Late Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, Late Major Mukund Vardarajan were present on this occasion and the two living legends, CRPF Chetan Kumar Cheetah and Capt. Varun Singh were also present on this grand tribute to the Indian Soldiers. They all were felicitated by Atharva Foundation and rewarded with rupees two lacs to each family.
The Guests of Honour on this occasion were Captain Bana Singh (PVC), Subhedar Yogender Singh Yadav (PVC), Naib Subhedar Sanjay Kumar (PVC) and Lieutenant General Vishwambhar Singh (GOC).
The Chief Guests of the program were Shri Nitin Gadkari (Hon. Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Govt. Of India), Prof. Jagdish Mukhi(Governor, Assam) and Shri Devendra Fadnavis (Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra).
Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis has also announced the reward of Rupees 25 lacs to each of the family of martyrs’.
The Chairman of Atharva Foundation, Shri. Sunil Rane told that the program ‘One For All, All For One’ was unique because it was to create awareness among youth to be patriotic and they should stand by armed forces by knowing their heroic deeds for the country.