Odisha schools observe silent prayer for jawans martyred in Pulwama attack

Bhubaneswar: The schools across Odisha today observed a two-minute silent prayer for the CRPF jawans martyred in a terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Both the students and teachers observed the silent prayer to pay homage to the bravehearts, who died for the country.

Yesterday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had urged all the schools to observe the silent prayer for the martyred jawans.

Two Odia jawans — Prasanna Sahu of Shikhar village in Jagatsinghpur district and Manoj Kumar Behera of Ratanpur village in Cuttack district — were among 42 CRPF troopers killed in the fidayeen attack in Pulwama on Thursday.

The CM has also announced an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of the two CRPF jawans from the State.

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