Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday paid tributes to the soldiers who were martyred in the terrorist attack at Pulwama on February 14, 2019. Taking to Twitter, the AAP chief wrote in Hindi: "A soulful tribute to the soldiers who were martyred today in the terrorist attack in Pulwama."
Last year on this day, 40 jawans of the Central Reserves Police Force (CRPF) had lost their lives in the gruesome attack by a suicide bomber in Jammu and Kashmir.
पुलवामा में आतंकवादी हमले में आज ही के दिन शहीद हुए जवानों को भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजलि।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 14, 2020
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama attack last year, when their convoy was targeted by a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit. PM Modi said the jawans were "exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation."
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, "India will never forget their martyrdom."
Tributes to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack last year. They were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation. India will never forget their martyrdom.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2020
Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also paid tributes to the brave soldiers.
Remembering the fallen @crpfindia personnel who were martyred during the dastardly attack in Pulwama(J&K) on this day in 2019.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) February 14, 2020
India will never forget their sacrifice. Entire nation stands united against terrorism and we are committed to continue our fight against this menace.
I pay homage to the martyrs of Pulwama attack.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 14, 2020
India will forever be grateful of our bravehearts and their families who made supreme sacrifice for the sovereignty and integrity of our motherland.
A memorial to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack in February last year will be inaugurated at the Lethpora camp on Friday, a top official said. The names of all the 40 personnel along with their pictures will be part of the memorial. The memorial will also display the motto of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) -- 'Seva and Nishtha' (Service and Loyalty).