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NBCC donates Rs one crore to soldiers' fund

The National Buildings Construction Corporation on Wednesday donated Rs one crore to a home ministry fund which helps families of paramilitary personnel who laid down their lives fighting extremists.

The amount for the fund –'BharatKeVeer' –was given to Home Minister Rajnath Singh by Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu at a simple function here. Top officials of the NBCC were also present on the occasion. "I express gratitude on behalf of MHA to Union Minister Shri @MVenkaiahNaidu & NBCC for making a contribution of Rs 1 crore to @BharatKeVeer," Singh said in a tweet.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju tweeted, "Thank you @MVenkaiahNaidu ji for you deep concerns towards our veer Jawans".

Within months of its launch, several crores have been donated by people to the 'BharatKeVeer' fund. Of it, Rs 60 lakh was received for the 25 personnel who were
massacred by the Naxals at Sukma in Chhattisgarh on April 24.
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