NGO to donate Rs 20 lakh to kin of Uri attack martyrs

Vadodara, Oct 3: A city-based NGO has decided to donate Rs 20 lakh to the families of the 19 soldiers who were martyred in the recent Uri terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Shivindersingh Chawla, Chairman of United Way of Baroda (UWB), told PTI that its trustees have decided to donate Rs 20 lakh to the families of 19 soldiers who were killed in the Uri terror attack.

"The NGO has been organising 'Garba' during the Navratri festival, in which over 50,000 boys and girls take part. They expressed the desire that something should be done for the families of those killed in the attack and hence, we decided to donate the amount," he said.

Chawla said first information about families will be gathered and later the donation money will be disbursed to them.

On September 18, terrorists had attacked the army's brigade headquarters at Uri which left 19 soldiers dead. Last week, the army carried out retaliatory surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads last week in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.