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Elderly Beggar’s savings of Rs 6.6 lakh donated to the families of CRPF Martyrs

The whole nation has come forward to support the families of CRPF martyrs who laid their lives in the tragic attack in Pulwama on Feb 14. From celebrities to the common man, everyone is contributing their bit to help the families of those who gave their lives for the nation. According to a recent report, an elderly woman beggar donated her entire life’s savings to the families of martyrs.

The elderly lady named Nandini Sharma used to beg outside at Ambe Mata Temple at Bajrangarh in Ajmer. Whatever money she collected by begging, she used to deposit at the bank on a daily basis.

She passed away six months ago, but before that, she entrusted her life’s savings with the trustees of the temple and asked them to use the money for a noble cause. In accordance to fulfill her last wish, trustees of the temple donated her savings of Rs 6.61 lakh to the Chief Minister’s relief fund.

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The trustees had been waiting for the right opportunity to donate her savings. And when the news of Pulwama attacks came out, they were moved and decided to donate Nandini’s savings to the families of martyrs. Sandeep Gaur, trustee of the temple committee said, “The elderly woman named Nandini Sharma used to beg outside the temple and her life savings were deposited through us in a bank. She had passed away six months back and she wished that her savings should be used for a good cause. Hence we have donated it to CM relief fund for CRPF soldiers who died in the terror attack.”

Ajmer collector Vishwa Mohan Sharma said, “The trustees came to the district administration office on Wednesday and expressed their desire to donate money to the Chief Minister Relief Fund for the attack victims. The legal cell completed the formalities following which the amount was accepted and a certificate was issued to them.”

After knowing this warm gesture, devotees at the temple held special prayers for her soul. A priest from the temple said, “The devotees have always treated her with respect and donated alms along with food and clothes. Those who were regular at the temple were aware of her habit of depositing the money collected.”

In recent days, people have contributed their bits to help the families of nearly 40 CRPF soldiers who attained martyrdom on Feb 14 in a terror attack in Pulwama district in Kashmir.

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