The children raising funds for the soldiers include – Vanshika from Somerville School Noida, Utkarsh from DPS RK Puram of Delhi and Vindhya from DPS East of Kailash.
In an exceptional and influential attempt to honor the services of the security personnel fighting for the country across the border, three school children from Delhi raised funds from across the capital – to help wounded soldiers at the Artificial Limb center & Paraplegic Rehab Centre at Pune and to raise money for the scholarship of martyr jawan’s children.
The children involved in this inspirational act to help the soldiers include simple school-goers – Vanshika from Somerville School Noida, Utkarsh from DPS RK Puram of Delhi and Vindhya from DPS East of Kailash – who are completely aware of the day-to-day affairs in the country.
To further motivate the children, a popular South Korean organization fighting for the restoration of global peace – Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) – appointed the children as the organization’s Little Peace Ambassadors.
Delivering the Certificate of Appointment to the three children from Delhi, Jung Min Choi, the General Director of the India Branch of HWPL mentioned that the organization’s engagement with the Little Peace Ambassadors is “to accomplish worldwide cessation of war and to leave peace as a legacy for the future generations”.
According to the children, news reports of soldiers being injured or martyred at the border inspired them to do their bit to help and raise fund for the security personnel.
To collect donations for the soldiers, the children first paid tribute to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in Delhi – which was constructed after the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 to commemorate the martyred soldiers. After paying tributes the children went to Delhi’s Connaught Place to raise funds. Furthermore, they went from door to door and also contributed money from their piggy-banks and pocket-money. Along with the money, the children also collected messages for the Indian Armed forces from the donators.
The children had also organized a marathon for the soldiers – Soldierathon – which is scheduled to be held on March 11, with the tagline “Run like a soldier, Run with a soldier, Run for a soldier”.
In a major help for the children in their mission to help the soldier, Major Surendra Poonia – an international award-winning sportsman, Limca book record holder, physician and former Special Forces officer of the Indian Army – came forward to help the collected funds reach the Army.
And while the children faced a few hurdles while raising funds for the inspirational cause, they were determined to do more similar activities whenever possible.