BAPS Organizes Special Prayers Globally for Pulawama Terror Attack VictimsFebruary 19, 2019 13:28
Days after a deadly terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India, that have killed 44 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and critically injured few, the 100 BAPS mandirs across North America on Thursday held special prayer services for strength and solace for the families of those affected by the disaster.
“It was an honor to be part of the prayers at BAPS tonight to mourn those that were murdered in the terror attack in Kashmir. Terror against any is a terror against us all,” said Jeff Spivey, Chief of Irving Police Department from Irving, TX.
Echoing the sentiments of other well-wishers, Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt, from Orlando, FL said: “The 44 CRPF personnel who lost their lives each have families and communities who are feeling their absence. As an Indian-American, I feel part of their community and am here to pray for calm in their hearts which we know are hurting.”
The attack that took place on February 14 has shaken the entire world. BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha), in addition to praying for the families, have as well pledged financial assistance of INR 10 million for the relief fund to support the victims and their family members on the road to recovery.
Motivated by Hindu principles, BAPS endeavors to care for the world by caring for societies, families, and individuals.