Shoolinians reach out to Pulwama Martyr’s Family

LAKSHAY PARASHAR

In a touching gesture, a group of Shoolini University students took the initiative to collect funds for the family of a victim of the terrorist attack at Pulwama. Encouraged by the Dean Students Welfare, Mrs. Poonam Nanda, the students collected about Rs 35,000 by appealing to the staff and students of the University.

They then visited the family of the martyr Tilak Raj and personally handed over the funds as a mark of respect and gratitude for the fallen Central Reserve Police Force jawan. He was among the 40 jawans who were killed after a suicide bomber had attacked the convoy of vehicles on way to Srinagar.

The students who joined this noble gesture were Abhishek Kashyap (BTech CSE 6th sem.), Harsh Chauhan (B. Pharmacy 6th sem.), Rajat Rana (M. Pharmacy) and Ravi Kant Thakur (MTech. Civil Structures). They said it was really tough to drive from Solan to Dharamshala and hand over the collected funds to the bereaved family of the victim which was under deep depression. They were told that a school was being opened in the name of Tilak Raj in Dharamsala as his memorial. Tilak Raj’s father said that he was really proud of his son.