CREDAI Bengal pays homage to the martyrs of Pulwama Attack from Bengal on CRPF Valour Day
Kolkata, 9th April, 2019: Paying homage to the contributions of our armed forces, Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) Bengal organized a ceremony as a tribute to those martyred in the Pulwama attack. An apartment flat was each given to the families of Late Bablu Santra of the 35th Battalion and Late Sudip Biswas of the 98th Battalion, the two slain soldiers from West Bengal, both martyred during the Pulwama attack in February 2019. Present during the occasion were Mr S Raveendran, IG. West Bengal Sector , CRPF and Mr Nandu Belani, President of CREDAI Bengal who handed over the promissory allotment letters to the next of kin of the two martyrs during the ceremony at the CRPF Camp, Salt Lake today.
OnApril 9th, 1965 a small contingent of 2nd Bn CRPF, successfully fought and repulsed an attack by a Pakistani Brigade on Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, eliminating 34 Pakistani soldiers and capturing 4 alive. Never in the history of military battles have a handful of policemen fought back a full – fledged infantry Brigade in such a manner. In this conflict, six valiant CRPF men also attained martyrdom. As a tribute to the saga of the brave men of the Force, 9th April is befittingly celebrated as “Valour Day” in the Force.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Nandu Belani, President of CREDAI Bengal said, “We still have heavy hearts after witnessing such a heinous terrorist attack on our soldiers at Pulwama in February this year. We all watched in horror as the events unfolded and as the coffins of our jawans were brought home. We owe our martyrs the greatest respect and as a humble gesture of deep gratitude, CREDAI Bengal has decided to give a flat each to the families of the two slain soldiers from West Bengal, Bablu Santra of the 35th Battalion and Sudip Biswas of the 98th Battalion. CREDAI Bengal and CREDAI Bengal Youth Wing have been actively working towards this noble gesture and today we are pleased to hand over the promissory letters for the two 2 BHK flats to the next of kin of the two martyrs. CREDAI Bengal has always been a responsible industry body for real estate, with sustained CSR programmes designed year-long for skill-development and free health check-ups for our construction labourers as well as commissioning public-welfare projects for the citizens. We are deeply honoured to pledge the apartments for our martyrs and we appreciate our members for coming forward and contributing for this worthy cause and Alcove Realty for donating one of their flats to the deceased”
One flat has been donated by Alcove Group, a member of CREDAI Bengal, at their ‘New Kolkata’ project whilst the other flat has been funded through contributions from CREDAI Bengal members.
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