As the country mourns the death of 18 soldiers in a deadly terror attack on an army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, the families of the victims have got a philanthropic support from a British resident.
Niti Rao, a UK resident, has decided to extend assistance from her salary and pocket money to the children of the slain soldiers.
Eighteen troopers were killed as militants attacked their camp near the de factor border with Pakistan on September 8. Army killed four militants in the ensuing gun-battle.
Niti said she would send around Rs 25,000 every year to the children of the victims, according to a tweet by the ANI. She further said that she would sponsor their studies if they came to London.
“A foundation is going to reward me with Rs 5 lakh in London; this amount too will be dedicated to kids of Uri terror attack martyrs,” Niti was quoted as saying by the news agency.
The Uri attack has escalated the tension between Indian and Pakistan with New Delhi accusing Islamabad of facilitating infiltration of militants across the Line of Control.