Following the terror attack on CRPF forces in Pulwama, the entire nation is looking for ways to reach out to families of the martyrs in order to financially help them.
The most favoured and more importantly, the official channel, through which people have been donating funds to the families of the martyr is the Bharat Ke Beer trust which is run by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Bharat Ke Veer fund is an initiative launched by the Home Ministry. It was launched in April 2017 by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
It is managed by a committee comprising of Director Generals of CAPFs under aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
People can contribute voluntarily to support families of martyrs of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces - BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, NDRF, NSG, SSB and Assam Rifles through the website.
In the year of its launch, the trust collected Rs 9.5 crore by August 14. During the period preceding and following the Independence Day, i.e. on August 14 - August 16 in 2017, the amount the initiative received was over Rs 1.6 crore from people of the nation, say reports.
Boxer Vijender Singh, wrestler Sushil Kumar, cricketer Mohammed Kaif and actor Akshay Kumar had promoted the initiative through videos.
Kumar and Arjuna awardee P Gopichand are among those in the committee.
Akshay Kumar is also the brand ambassador of the initiative.
In 2018, an anthem was launched for the initiative, It was composed and sung by Kailash Kher and called 'Bharat ke Veeron, Tumko Naman'
In order to donate, one has to visit the website of the Bharat Ke Veer initiative. There is also an app on the initiative through which one can donate.
Bharat Ke Veer also has presence on social media platforms, namely, Twitter and Facebook.
One can choose to directly donate to the family of a martyr or donate to the corpus funds.
Below is the how the website instructs on donating to the Bharat Ke Veer fund -
The State Bank of India has created a UPI for the Bharat Ke Veer initiative. Donors can contribute through UPI using VPA- bharatkeveer@sbi.
During the last few days there has been a tremendous response from people wanting to contribute through the website. The MHA is grateful for this support. However due to heavy traffic, sometimes a slow down is reported in accessing the website.
It is also reported that some unscrupulous elements are soliciting contributions from people through other accounts. It is advised that people desirous of supporting families of martyrs of CAPFs should only contribute through the website.