Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar along with Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju will launch ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ web portal and mobile application on Sunday evening. It is being designed to allow donors 'contribute with ease’ the families of martyrs who lost their lives while performing their duty, an official said.
"This website is technically supported by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and powered by State Bank of IndiaBSE -1.13 %. To ensure maximum coverage, a cap of 15 lakh rupees is imposed and the donors would be alerted if the amount exceeds, so that they can choose to divert part of the donation to another account," an official statement said.
A committee comprising of eminent personalities and senior government officials will manage the ‘Bharat Ke Veer’.
What is Bharat Ke Veer?
“Bharat Ke Veer”, an initiative taken by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will help people to extend financial support to the kin of martyrs directly. The actor had proposed this idea via video on Twitter ahead of the Republic Day. The government gave a nod to his proposal on April 1, 2017.
This web portal and mobile app will help people to donate a maximum amount of Rs. 15 Lakhs to the verified account(s).
Akshay Kumar is renowned for his patriotism and recently he had donated Rs. 9 Lakhs each to the families of 12 CRPF personnel who lost their lives in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh.