A modest Rs 2.10 crore has been donated by the people to a fund set up a month ago by the Home Ministry to help families of paramilitary personnel who laid down their lives fighting extremists.
Rs 60 lakh of the said amount has been received for 25 personnel who were massacred by the Naxals at Sukma in Chhattisgarh on April 24.
"Encouraging response to #BharatKeVeer website. Within a month, the portal has received more than Rs 2 crore for helping martyrs families," Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.
The monetary contributions made on https://t.co/P0bMWQ9gJo go straight into the bank account of martyred soldier's family.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 7, 2017
The app and the website BharatKeVeer was launched last month by Singh along with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who mooted the idea.
General public can visit the portal and make the contribution to support the families of those jawans who died in the line of duty.
"The monetary contributions made on the website go straight into the bank account of martyred soldiers family," the home minister said.
Attending the launch of the app and the website, actor Akshay Kumar had lauded the Union home ministry for making his dream come true and providing a platform for everyone to help the next of the kin of slain soldiers financially.
"This website has been made exactly in two-and-a-half months. About three months ago, this idea came in my mind, while watching a documentary film on terrorists, which showed how terror leaders financially support the families of the terrorist who carry out terror acts." Akshay had said at the inauguration.
As many as 2.60 crore people have visited the site so far.
In the baratkeveer.gov.in or Bharat Ke Veer portal, the general public can make donations online to the families of martyrs and soldiers of security forces.
The web portal and app has been launched by the Union home minister to pay homage to the brave-hearts who have laid down their lives in order to protect their country and citizens.
The main objective of the Bharat Ke Veer portal is to enable general public help the families of martyrs by donating money online directly to the individual bravehearts account or to Bharat Ke Veer corpus. Bravehearts from the following armed forces are among the major forces included in the Bharat Ke Veer Portal for contribution.
They are: Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo - Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP), Assam Rifles (AR), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF - India), National Security Guards (NSG) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
(Feature image source: AFP)