Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan will donate money to the families of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers, who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. The Indian cricketer took to Twitter to post an emotional video where he urged people to support the families of the martyred soldiers.
"This is the least we can do. Jis se jitna ban pade utna zaroor karein. Jai Hind #standwithforces #pulwama", Dhawan's caption wrote.
Earlier, BCCI acting president CK Khanna Sunday appealed to Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai to sanction at least Rs 5 crore for the families of the Indian soldiers.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag has already declared that children of martyr's families will be provided free education at his 'Sehwag International School' if they wish to apply.
Nothing we can do will be enough, but the least I can do is offer to take complete care of the education of the children of our brave CRPF jawans martyred in #Pulwama in my Sehwag International School @SehwagSchool , Jhajjar. Saubhagya hoga 🙏 pic.twitter.com/lpRcJSmwUh— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 16, 2019
The Vidarbha senior team also announced that they would donate their entire Irani Cup winners' prize money for the welfare of the martyrs' families.
The acting president of the BCCI, in his own capacity also requested the state associations as well as the IPL franchises to make a generous contribution to the cause.
"I am also going to request the state associations and the respective Indian Premier League franchise owners to consider making contributions."
Khanna also requested that a two-minute silence is observed in the memory of the martyred soldiers during the opening game of the India vs Australia series as well as the IPL.
"As a mark of respect to the Central Reserve Force personnel martyred in the terror attack, we should observe a two-minute silence during the first match of India vs Australia series starting February 24, and during the opening ceremony/inaugural match of the Indian Premier League starting March 23," he wrote.
Star boxer Vijender Singh, who is employed with Haryana Police, is donating a month's salary.
"I'm donating my one month's salary for the martyrs of #PulwamaTerrorAttack and want everyone to come forward and support the families. It is our moral duty to always standby them and make them feel proud of their sacrifices. Jai Hind," the Olympic medallist said.
An explosive-laden SUV rammed into one of the buses in the CRPF convoy at Awantipora town in the Pulwama district.
Condolence messages have been pouring in for the family of the deceased soldiers since the news of the attack broke out.