People across the nation are still mourning the demise of 44 CRPF paramilitary troopers martyred in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district and February 14, 2019, will be a black day for the citizens of India. The attack was considered as the deadliest one in the last three decades.
The immense pain and sorrow of the families were unable to express in words. To support their families people did their bit by donating money to them.
In another attempt to help the Pulwama martyrs, CRPF sub-inspector Vikas Khadgawat decided to donate all his Wedding money to Bharat Ke Veer Fund. He sent out his wedding cards with caption, ‘All cash gifted will be donated to CRPF funds’.
In conversation with Indiatimes, Vikas said, “Dowry is a common thing in our town. My father is also a government official, but when he got married he made sure that if his child will be a boy he will never take dowry. My father first thought that we’ll say no to gifts at the wedding but he thought how will he stop people from getting gifts? So we decided to donate all the money in the Bharat Ke Veer fund.”
“The wedding will take place in Bikaner and the reception will be in Sri Ganganagar where all the relatives would come and give money to me and my wife, Komal. We’ll place a box where the guests can put all of their money and then the money will go to the District Collector and then to the Bharat Ke Veer fund.”
When asked if the bride’s family were on board with the idea , he said, “She is the only daughter of her parents, so at first they said no to this but afterwards they agreed for it.”
The wedding will take place on April 13 in Bikaner and the reception on April 15 in Sri Ganganagar. Khadgawat is now posted in Srinagar in J&K.
In a message to the youth of India, he said: “People have that mentality that if my son is an officer then the amount of the dowry should be hefty, but I am setting an example in the society and the youth should follow this.”