Odisha sand artists dedicate mural to Pulwama martyrs


Baripada: February 14 is scripted as a black day for Indian soldiers. On this day last year, around 2500 soldiers witnessed one of the deadliest terrorist attacks.

Two jawans from Odisha–  Havildar Prasanna Kumar Sahu and Constable Manoj Kumar Behera were among the 40 jawans who were martyred in the worst-ever terror attack.

Sand artist Ajay Ghosh along with Ajit Mandal, created a beautiful mural of the jawans in Rairangpur here and paid tribute to the brave jawans.

A convoy of vehicles was carrying security personnel to their camps. Meanwhile, they were hit by an explosives-laden SUV on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The attack resulted in the death of 40 CRPF jawans, while many others were left injured.

A memorial to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack, was inaugurated at the Lethpora camp today. The names of all the 40 personnel along with their pictures are a part of the memorial along with the moto of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) — ‘Seva and Nishtha’ (Service and Loyalty).

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