As the country grapples with the loss of 40 CRPF personnel a great gesture was shown by a female IAS officer, Inayat Khan, in Bihar. Inayat Khan who is the District Magistrate of Bihar's Sheikhpura district has set an example by adopting the daughters of two of the martyred soldiers in the recent Pulwama attack, according to a report by Indian Express. At least 40 soldiers died in the terrorist attack on 14 February.
Inayat Khan, DM Sheikhpura, Bihar: Orders issued to open account to raise funds for families of 2 martyrs (Constable SK Sinha from Patna&RK Thakur from Bhagalpur). Whatever amount will be collected by 10 Mar, will be divided&given to the two families. #PulwamaTerrorAttack (16.02) pic.twitter.com/unFD6G45uZ— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2019
Khan's touching move is inspiring at a time like this. Sources state that she will fund the girls' education while taking care of other expenses throughout their lives. She will be adopting one girl child each of CRPF personnel Ratan Kumar Thakur and Sanjay Kunar Sinha.
"I want to appeal to the people to contribute as much as you can so that we can stand by their families at a time when they need our support."
“I have directed officials to open an account to raise funds for families of two victims. Whatever amount will be collected by March 10, we will divide and give it to their families. I want to appeal to the people to contribute as much as you can so that we can stand by their families at a time when they need our support,” Inayat told ANI.
The Bihar cadre IAS officer has donated her two days salary to the families of the martyred jawans. And facilitated opening of bank account in Sheikhpura for people to donate money to help those in need.
"I have requested all government staff of my district to donate their one day's salary to the families of the two martyrs," she said. Khan is a Bihar cadre 2012 batch IAS officer.
Your efforts are laudable, Inayat!
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