New Delhi: A whopping Rs 26 crore has been contributed to a Union Home Ministry fund which helps families of paramilitary personnel who laid down their lives fighting extremists, an official said.
A total of Rs 25,82,18,888 has been donated to the 'Bharat Ke Veer' fund which was launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in April.
General public can visit the app and the website 'BharatKeVeer' and make a contribution to support the families of jawans who died in the line of duty, the home ministry official said. The monetary contributions made on the website go straight into the bank account of martyred soldier's family.
The main objective of the portal (bharatkeveer.gov.in) is to enable the public to help the families by donating money online directly to the individual braveheart's account or to 'Bharat Ke Veer' corpus.
Bravehearts from the following armed forces are among the major forces included in the portal for the 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).