Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman touching feet of mother of a braveheart during an event on Monday in Dehradun.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman touching feet of mother of a braveheart during an event on Monday in Dehradun.

In Dehradun, Sitharaman touches feet of bravehearts' mothers

ANI | Updated: Mar 04, 2019 22:12 IST

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Mar 4 (ANI): In a moving gesture, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday touched the feet of the mothers of bravehearts to honour them during Shaurya Samman Samaroh in Dehradun.
The gesture was witnessed during an event which was organised to honour the widows and parents of the jawans who sacrificed their lives for the nation.
Sitharaman honoured the wives and parents of the bravehearts by presenting them a bouquet of flowers and a shawl.
In the video, it can be seen that when the mothers of these bravehearts were called up on stage to be honoured, the Defence Minister greeted them by touching their feet as a mark of respect.
Addressing the gathering at the event earlier today, Sitharaman had attacked the Opposition over the One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue, saying that the previous government had approved a proposal of just Rs 500 crore for it while Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has already transferred Rs 35,000 crore to the account of former armed forces personnel in the last three years.
Sitharaman had also asserted that the National War Memorial was pending for last 60 years but the incumbent NDA-led BJP government dedicated a war memorial to all those bravehearts who lost their lives for the nation.  (ANI)

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