Following Uri terror attacks, an online petition filed on Change.org by a Pune woman, Maryada Prasad, seeking free education for the children of martyrs of India, has went viral on social media and received over 65,000 supporters.
Now, minister of women and child development Maneka Gandhi, has responded to the petition with a letter and said that she has asked HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to consider providing free education to the children of martyrs of Uri attack.
Maneka Gandhi responded to the petition saying, “our soldiers have made supreme sacrifices in their call of duty to protect our country. Taking care of the cost of educating their children will be a small part of our gratitude toward them.”In her response, she also said, “I have written to the Minister for HRD requesting him to consider the petition favourably.”
She also tweeted:
— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) October 7, 2016
In case you believe that children of our martyrs deserve more than a one time compensation then you can sign it too.
[3/3] Our soldiers have made supreme sacrifices. Taking care of the cost of educating their children will be a small part of our gratitude.— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) October 7, 2016