Daughters of Naik Sunil Kumar Vidyarthi, one of the 17 brave Army personnel lost their lives in the darstardly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri district, have put on a brave front.
The elder daughter of Sunil Kumar, Aarti (14), along with her two younger sisters – Anshu (12) and Anshika (7) – appeared for their examinations at DAV School in Gaya, while their mother and other family members were moaning the death of their father.
While fighting hard to hold back their tears, the three gave the toughest exam of their life.
Surprised to see the three present for the examination, the school principal commended the courage shown by Sunil Kumar’s daughter and said that the school administration will not let the three leave their studies after their father’s death.
“I’m proud of my father, he is not dead but has been martyred. The way terrorists from Pakistan attacked India all of a sudden, India too should retaliate, then only Pakistan will mend its ways,” The Hindu quoted elder daughter Aarti as saying.
Aarti also said that she wanted to fulfil the dream of her father who wanted her to pass the exam with good marks.
Mathura Yadav, father of Sunil Kumar, said that his son wanted see Aarti become an engineer.
Aarti is a student of class VIII, Anshu of class VI, while Anshika is in class II.
Other than the three daughters, Sunil Kumar also has a two-year-old. His wife, Kiran Devi, has been living in Gaya for the schooling of the daughters.
Sunil Kumar had joined the Army in 1998 and was posted in Uri just three months back.
The Bihar government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the family of the three soldiers from the state who lost their lives in the Uri attack.