New Delhi: On the day of CRPF Valour Day, a web portal called ‘BharatKeVeer’ was launched by govt with Akshay Kumar’s initiative. People from around the world can donate upto Rs 15 lakh for martyred soldiers or officer of CAPFs.
3 months ago, Akshay Kumar shared this idea with Central Government for the welfare of martyr’s family. Jawans, who is a part of Indian Army (any body) and is martyred while fighting for his nation, will get benefits from donation received and his family will get it as a compensation.
‘BharatKaVeer’ was launched at Vigyan Bhawan by home minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of Akshay Kumar.
While addressing thousands of Jawans and all central paramilitary forces (CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB and others), Akshay Kumar, who donated Rs 1.09 crore to 11 families of CRPF martyrs killed in a Naxal ambush in Sukma few days back, said, “today, I am here with you not as an actor, but as a son of an Army officer”.
He added, “Some youths of the country get distracted and choose the path of terrorism but they don’t realise that they have very few (terrorist leaders’) supporters.”
“Our Jawans fight them with all their heart and do good work. We need the support of 1.25 billion people to do the good work,” Akki added further.
Recently, Akshay and Rajnath Singh honoured the brave Jawans of CRPF including head constable Baljit Singh, who fought with Chinese Army back in 1959 Hot Springs, Ladakh.
“Akshay Kumar is always in action while doing social work. It would not be wrong if I call him today ‘Action Kumar’. He is a hero for so many people, but for him, Army and CAPF jawans are the real heroes,” said Rajnath Singh, as the crowd applauded for the Akshay Kumar.
Rajnath Singh further said that Central Government is also trying for martyr’s family to get minimum Rs 1 crore as a compensation.
“Usually, the compensation amount when somebody was martyred while fighting for the nation varied from Rs 40 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. We want to make sure that they get Rs one crore. There was some gap of compensation in some states. But we have told states that we (central government) will fill that gap,” Singh said.