Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: Indian Cricketer Gautam Gambhir who has always raise his hands on the matter of Indian Armed Forces, has announced that his foundation would pay educational expenses to all the children of 25 CRPF personnel jawans who died by Naxals in Chhattisgarh in Sukma Area on Monday.
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"On Wednesday morning, I picked up newspapers and saw gut-wrenching pictures of the daughters of two CRPF men killed in the latest attacks. One was saluting her martyred father while in the other picture, the howling young woman was being consoled by her relative," Gambhir told.
The left handed batsman stated that he would fund the education of these children through the Gautam Gambhir Foundation and that process to ensure the same was already underway.
"The Gautam Gambhir Foundation will take care of the entire education expenses of the children of these martyrs. My team has already started work on this and I shall soon share the progress we have made," he wrote.
The Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders team sported black arm bands during Wednesday's match in Pune as a tribute to the martyred CRPF men.
Cricketer said it was not easy to focus on the match after the Chhattisgarh incident.
"It is for the same reasons I love armed forces too, although the quantum of losing a dear one while serving the country can never ever be compared to losing a cricket match," Gambhir said.