Bhubaneswar: Students and teachers of almost all the educational institutions in the State today observed a two-minute silence today to pay homage to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday.
Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir after a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying explosives into the bus carrying the jawans.
On Friday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appealed to all educational institutions to hold a two-minute silence at 11 am on Saturday to honour the CRPF jawans who made supreme sacrifices for the country and attained martyrdom.
Two Odia CRPF jawans among nearly 40 martyrs were martyred in the terror attack.
Havildar Prasanna Kumar Sahu of Shikhar village in Naugaon block of Jagatsinghpur district and Constable Manoj Kumar Behera of Ratanpur village under Niali area in Cuttack district among the slain 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister on Friday spoke to the bereaved family members of two martyrs Prasanna Sahu and Manoj Behera over telephone and conveyed his deep sympathies and also announced Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia each to the family members of the two brave jawans.