New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) People all across the country paid their homage and tributes on Twitter to the martyred soldiers on the first anniversary of the Pulwama attack.
Twitterati showed their gratitude and sympathy for the soldiers with Twitter stories and using hashtags like #CRPFJawans, #PulwamaMartyrs, #PulwamaAttack and #PulwamaNahinBhulenge.
Taking to Twitter, President Ram Nath Kovind wrote, “A grateful nation salutes the supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers who lost their lives in the dastardly attack by terrorists in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir on this day last year. We remain firm in our resolve to defeat and eliminate terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Tributes to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack last year. They were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation. India will never forget their martyrdom.”
Home Minister Amit Shah tribute to Pulwama martyrs and wrote, “I pay homage to the martyrs of Pulwama attack. India will forever be grateful of our bravehearts and their families who made supreme sacrifice for the sovereignty and integrity of our motherland.”
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, “Remembering the fallen @crpfindia personnel who were martyred during the dastardly attack in Pulwama (J&K) on this day in 2019. India will never forget their sacrifice. Entire nation stands united against terrorism and we are committed to continue our fight against this menace.”
“Our brave soldiers place themselves in harm’s way, committed to the safety & wellbeing of others ahead of their own. Nation should never forget the sacrifice of #PulwamaMartyrs. May their valour, commitment & dedication become an inspiration for all to build a secure nation,” wrote spiritual guru Sadhguru.
Apart from leaders, Bollywood personalities as well as netizens took to social media to pay their homage and tribute to the brave soldiers.
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan reacted to a fan’s post of him and his children Abhishek and Shweta handing out donations to the families of the martyrs last year. He wrote, “On this day we remember them that sacrificed their lives so we could live….”
Urmila Matondkar wrote, “Humble tribute to 40 CRPF martyrs who laid their lives for our country a year ago. You live in our hearts #PulwamaAttack #Pulwamamartyrs”.
Yami Gautam, who had featured in a film on armed forces, ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ took to her Twitter handle and wrote, “February 14th, 2019 shall always remain an unforgettable date. Tribute to our brave CRPF jawans. Our tears should only make our voice, intention & actions stronger against terrorism. #PulwamaAttack”.
A user wrote, “Tributes to our bravehearts #PulwamaMartyrs, who laid down their lives for our nation. A salute in remembrance, to their valour, to their spirit.”
A post read, “Salute to Brave Soldiers Who Sacrificed Their Life in Pulwama Attack!! Never Forget ! Never Forgive ! JAIHIND !!!”
Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed when their convoy was targeted by a suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit in Pulwama district on February 14, 2019.