Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with actor Akshay Kumar launched a new web portal, and smartphone app called Bharat Ke Veer on the occasion of Valour Day. This initiative will allow citizens to donate money to the families of paramilitary soldiers killed in the line of duty. Bharat Ke Veer is a government initiative with the National Informatics Centre (NIC), and is powered by the State Bank of India. Anyone can donate up to an amount of Rs 15 lakh through Bharat Ke Veer web portal, which is already active but the smartphone app isn t available yet. Also Read - Indian mobile gaming market to shoot up to at least $5 billion by 2025: ReportAlso Read - India's first virtual science lab launched for students: Here's what the govt wants to acheive with it
The Bharat Ke Veer initiative covers the family from the following list of paramilitary forces Assam Rifles, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), National Security Guards (NSG) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). On opening the website, one can choose to either donate to an individual soldier Bravehearts or to Bharat Ke Veer corpus.
Clicking on the Bravehearts link, a page will appear displaying the list of slain soldiers. One can either select from the list or can search for a particular soldier as well. The search options include the name of the soldier, native state, force, and place of martyrdom. Making a donation to the Bharat Ke Veer account, one can simply enter the required details. People who donate will also be entitled to a certificate highlighting their work. ALSO READ: Indian Army launches Veterans Outreach App
IANS reports that the next of kin of the deceased soldiers will receive the monetary donation credited to their account through the portal. If anyone wishes to donate beyond Rs 15 lakh, then they would be alerted while doing so, and the exceeded amount will be diverted to another soldier s account or to the Bharat Ke Veer corpus. This corpus would be managed by a committee which would be comprised of eminent persons and senior government officials. This committee would decide on disbursing the funds to families according to their needs and requirements. ALSO READ: Indian Army lets people pay homage to Uri Martyrs online
The brain behind launching this initiative came from Akshay Kumar who met with Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi around three months back, and suggested this idea. Kumar, whose father was an Indian Army officer, wanted to find a way for all the citizens of the country to help the families of the deceased soldiers. ALSO READ: Defence Minister launches Army Cloud, Data Center and Digi-Locker for the Indian Army