Jammu, November 8, 2016: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, on Tuesday paid tribute to all the jawans, who lost their lives in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir by terming them as the real heroes of the country.
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Accompanied by Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier, D K Uphadhyaya and top BSF officers, Akshay visited BSF martyr memorial.
According to PTI, Akshay said, “I am fortunate that I got the opportunity to come and meet you. I have always said that I’m a reel hero, you (BSF jawans) are the real heroes. I play with toy guns in films but you with original guns on borders. Really, you are big hearted.”
“You (BSF) jawans should have been here (at the stage) and I should have been at your place.”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) November 8, 2016
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The actor also said he had wished to meet the BSF jawans.
He said, “Today, I thank BSF for giving me the opportunity to meet you all.”
Earlier, Akshay Kumar, whose father was also an army man, donated 80 Lakh rupees to the army.
Recently, the actor donated 9 lakh rupees to the family of a martyred BSF jawan Gurnaam Singh.
“They are decorated with a lot of medals and that is good. The samman (honour) was required for them but they need the money too. You have to be practical.”
The jawans queued up to meet the actor and also clicked pictures with him.
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A BSF officer said, “He is not only best actor but a patriotic Indian who has cares for the armed forces. We are humbled by his presence among us. It is a good moral boost.”
by NewsGram team with PTI inputs