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Villagers donate Rs 1.8L to CRPF jawans’ kins


PUNE: For the villagers of Nimgaon Nimone in Pune district’s Shirur tehsil, the yearly truthful used to be one thing that they eagerly regarded ahead to.
But this 12 months, they made up our minds to get rid of the party and donate Rs1.80 lakh to the households of the CRPF jawans, from Buldhana district, who were killed in the terror attack in Pulwama.

Two CRPF body of workers, Sanjay Bhikamsingh Rajaput (45) and Nitin Shivaji Rathod (37), from Malkapur and Veer Pangara village in Buldhana district, were a few of the 40 body of workers killed in the terror attack on February 14.


“Every 12 months, we gather donations from villagers a fortnight sooner than the truthful. This 12 months, our collection used to be around Rs4 lakh. After the terrorist attack, our grampanchayat held a gathering and handed a resolution to donate the money to the households of CRPF body of workers. Accordingly, we donated Rs90,000 to each family,” Shreedhar Salunkhe, head of the village’s yaatra committee instructed NewsTread on Friday. Usually, the villagers use the donation to organise more than a few leisure programmes, akin to ‘tamasha’ and wrestling competitions.


“This 12 months, we simplest performed some traditional rituals,” said Salunkhe, whose grandfather Eknath had served in the army.


A villager, Pandurang Durge, said, “The monetary condition of Rathod’s family is not excellent. He used to be the sole breadwinner of the family. Being a accountable citizen, it is our duty to help them.” Rathod’s father, Shivaji (58), said, “Many folks from the district visited us after the demise of my son. However, nobody donated cash to us. More than the money, we felt just right for the dignity paid by way of them towards the contributions made by way of my son.”




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