Lata Mangeshkar announces to donate Rs 1 crore to Indian Army following the Pulwama terror attack
The entire country has been jolted out of its reverie after one of the biggest and most dastardly attacks that took place on Indian CRPF jawans on February 14 in Pulwama, when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle full of explosives into a convoy carrying Indian soldiers. Today, the government retaliated by doing a surgical strike on the terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Following the Pulwama attack, the Indian government, as well as several celebrities from Bollywood, came forward to help the families of the martyrs. Now, joining them is legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar who is donating Rs 1 crore to the Indian Army.
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The veteran singer told a leading daily that she will be donating Rs 1 crore to Indian soldiers who give their life to serve the country and protect their fellow countrymen. As reported by the daily, she will be handing over the Rs 1 crore to the Indian Army on April 24 on the occasion of her father, Master Dinanath Mangeshkar’s death anniversary. She told the daily, “Many people in the industry always help soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the nation. Even now, people from the industry are helping out. We have also announced something from our end.”
The Bollywood fraternity has expressed their deepest grief and condolences to the families of the martyrs who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack. Lata Mangeshkar has even asked her fans to spend the money on Indian soldiers and the Indian Army instead of sending her cards and gifts.