Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra and actor Aamir Khan were the guests of honour at 26/11 Mumbai Memorial Cup (1st Men's State Level Basketball Tournament) organized by the Mumbai Police to gather financial support for policemen who displayed commendable courage during the 26/11 terror attacks.
In his brief and poignant speech, Vinod said ''When I was leaving home to come here, my seven year old daughter said - Please tell the policemen of Mumbai that I feel safe and secure in my home because of them. That thought echoes my sentiments and I am sure every Mumbai resident feels the same way.'' He saluted the police force for valiantly ensuring the safety of all.
The guest of honours not only enjoyed the final match held between local police teams but also felicitated twenty uniformed men (constables & inspectors) who demonstrated colossal act of bravery during the unfortunate incident that shook the entire nation.
Aamir Khan who accompanied Vinod added, ''It is the best opportunity to show my gratitude to all those brave men who stood their ground when the entire city was under siege. Words are falling short to describe these real heroes carrying the unprecedented wounds of that unfortunate event, Mumbai got its pulse back only because of them.''