Senco Gold & Diamonds, the largest jewellery retail chain from Eastern India, drew up a noble way to pay homage to the martyrs of our country through “An Ode to the Nation”. The event was held in memory of the 41 CRPF jawans who gave up their lives to protect the nation.
Families of martyrs Sepoy Gangadhar Dolui of Jagatballavpur, Sepoy Biswajit Ghorai of Gangasagar, Captain Anirban Bandopadhyay of Salt Lake, Naik Dipak Maity of Medinipore, Havaldar Arup Banerjee of Basirhat and Lt. Nita Deshwal, wife of martyr Major Amit Deswal attended the event. Lt. Nita Deshwal who is currently serving the country at the Sikkim order shared her story about her fight against all odds, how she recovered herself and joined armed forces.
Martyr Captain Anirban Bandypadhyay’s mother changed the mood altogether. She narrated,” I belong to an Army family. My husband was also an army man who fought against Pakistan in the 1960s. My son Anirban was a meritorious student and a fantastic polo player. I am extremely proud of my son for whom his motherland was everything.”
Martyr Havaldar Arup Banerjee’s wife was in tears when she narrated the journey of her late husband, a Kargil war veteran. She hailed Senco’s efforts for standing by the martyrs’ families in times of crisis. Gangadhar Dolui’s father said,” Still we cannot come in terms that our son is no more. Our younger son is keen to join the army. Every time I remember my son, I feel proud and bereaved at the same time.”
Lt Nita Deshwal won the hearts of everyone in the audience with her words of inspiration. She said,” I am indebted to my late husband for grooming me and now I am grateful for being able to serve my country. Especially the way the army fraternity has been helping me by taking care of my son, I am so proud. My son Arjun is proud of his mother and I wish, someday he will follow the footsteps of his parents.”
Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds, said, “These brave jawans have made the supreme sacrifice, laying down their lives to protect us and our nation. It is our way of saluting these martyrs, however small it is. The contribution of our soldiers is immeasurable and paying tribute to our martyrs is the least we can do.”