In a public function attended by Prime Minister of India, a two-minute silence was observed to pay homage to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.
PM Modi was attending a public function in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.
Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Hansraj Ahir, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao were present at the event.
The incident took place when a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.
At the event in Pandharkawada here, the prime minister inaugurated an Eklavya Model Residential School for tribal students and handed over the
keys of houses constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to some of the beneficiaries.
Modi flaged off the Ajni (Nagpur)-Pune train service through video link and also distributed certificates and cheques under the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) to women Self-Help Groups.