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Salman Gets 'Pride Of The Nation' Award

Bollywood star Salman Khan was on Tuesday  conferred the 'Pride of the Nation' award for spreading the message of patriotism, secularism and national integration through films.  Constituted by Anti Terrorist Front, the award was presented
PTI January 21, 2010 10:21 IST
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Bollywood star Salman Khan was on Tuesday  conferred the 'Pride of the Nation' award for spreading the message of patriotism, secularism and national integration through films. 

Constituted by Anti Terrorist Front, the award was presented to Salman by its chairman M S Bitta and eight children, who are terror victims, at a function in New Delhi. 

Bitta said Salman was conferred the award for spreading the message of patriotism, secularism and national integration through films, including his new film "Veer". 

At the function, Khan and Bitta also presented ATF-Veer Bravery Awards to eight persons, including Delhi Police Inspector M C Sharma (posthumously for fighting terrorists) and Jammu and Kashmir braveheart Ruksana Kausar.

The others who were selected for the awards include Anuradha Gautam, a student who risked her life and rescued two children in Mathura train accident, and Kuldeep Singh, a DTC driver who saved at least 40 lives by throwing a bomb off the bus planted by terrorists.  Salman and Bitta also asked the audience to pledge that they will fight against terrorism. PTI