Mumbai foundation team pay respects to nation’s martyrs from Sikkim

Mumbai foundation team
Mon, May 13, 2019

ISABELLA GURUNG
GANGTOK:
With the vision to salute and recognize unsung heroes of the country and give them financial assistance, a dedicated team of Atharva Foundation, Mumbai under the initiative of ‘One For All, All For One’ is on a tour of Sikkim and West Bengal.
The team led by foundation chairman Sunil Rane with convenor Col. Sudhir Raje and trustee Deepak Rane visited martyred soldiers’ family in Gangtok on Friday.  On Saturday, the foundation team visited the family of late Karma Tenzing Sherpa at Ben Peku, South Sikkim and also the family of late Bishal Gurung at Namthang, South Sikkim. The team interacted with the family members and also provided them with financial aid.
The team was taken for a tour of Sikkim by the members of Rajya Sainik Board, led by its secretary Col. D.N. Bhutia.
On the way back to Gangtok, the Atharva Foundation team visited Indian Himalayan Centre for Adventure and Ecotourism (IHCAE) at Chemchey. They took tour of the adventure training centre and were thrilled by the training that the centre provides.
Atharva Foundation and the centre have come to an agreement to hold adventure and leadership management course in colleges where 200 students from 16 colleges (associated with Atharva Foundation) will come to Chemchey for the course every year, informed Col. Bhutia.
Atharva Foundation is an initiative of Atharva Group of Institutes, Mumbai. It aims to impart education and training to women, children and youth so that they can live a self-reliant life of dignity and respect. The foundation is committed to work for the noble initiatives such as girl child education in rural regions of India, help families of martyrs, women empowerment and promoting sportspersons.
‘One For All, All For One’ is the annual program organised by Atharva Foundation to tribute the Indian Army and salute the soldiers. This initiative is to show the armed forces their respect and gratitude. It reveals the untold stories of 10 such bravehearts from the army regiments and battalions across India, every year. The stories of bravery and valour are narrated by renowned personalities from the entertainment world that brings to life the inspirational stories of ten soldiers through their recitations, which are accompanied by an audio-visual on each soldier.
The foundation has also taken the initiative to distribute laptops to the daughters of martyrs. Its mission is to develop, assist and enlighten the lives of martyr’s daughters with knowledge through technology and be the force of motivation for them to shine.
The team is currently touring Kalimpong and Darjeeling. They will visit the martyr’s families, war memorial and pay respect to the fallen heroes.


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