Former India opener Virender Sehwag has announced that Sehwag International School in Gurugram would provide free education to youngsters who sadly lost their parents in the fatal Odisha train tragedy.
“In this hour of grief, the least I can do is to take care of the education of the children of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident. I offer such children free education at Sehwag International School’s boarding facility. Also, salute all the brave men and women who have been at the forefront of the rescue operations and the medical team and volunteers who have been voluntarily donating blood. We are together in this,” Sehwag wrote on his Twitter handle.
Over 1,000 people were injured in the tragedy, and 275 people lost their lives
This announcement follows the Adani Group’s earlier promise to give children who lost their parents in the deadliest train tragedy the nation has seen in years free access to education. “We are all deeply disturbed by the train accident in Odisha. We have decided that the Adani Group will take care of the school education of the innocents who have lost their parents in this accident. It is the joint responsibility of all of us to support the victims and their families and give a better tomorrow to the children,” Gautam Adani asserted in a tweet in Hindi.
One of India’s worst railway accidents ever happened on Friday when three trains – the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express, the Yashwantpur-Howrah superfast Express, and a cargo train collided. A stopped goods train was struck by the Coromandel Express, forcing a few carriages to flip over and some to fall on the Bengaluru-Howrah superfast express that was travelling by at the same time.
Sadly, over 1,000 people were injured in the tragedy, and 275 people lost their lives. The Central Bureau of Investigation has been asked by the Railways Ministry to conduct an investigation into the three-train accident, which was blamed on a signalling system malfunction.
Here’s how fans reacted on Virender Sehwag’s brilliant gesture:
— Ayush Srivastava (@785ayush) June 5, 2023
Such a wonderful gesture 🙏.
May Mahadev bless you 🙏
— Mahesh Hooli (@MaheshHooli) June 4, 2023
Commendable gesture, Viru bhai. 👍😊
— Dr. Devashish Palkar (@psychidiaries) June 4, 2023
— Archer (@poserarcher) June 4, 2023