On 14 February 2019, a convoy of more than 2,500 CRPF personnel (who were returning from leave to re-join duty in the Kashmir valley) were ambushed by a suicide bomber, belonging to the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit “Jaish-e-Mohammed”, who rammed into one of the CRPF buses using a vehicle laden with around 350 kg of explosives.
40 CRPF Jawans were martyred in this attack and were laid to rest.
Sorrow, anger and anguish is what every Indian feels today for the loss of our brave Jawans in this dastardly act of terror and cowardice.
But how to endure these testing times?
We must have faith.
And trust that our Government and Armed Forces will avenge the loss of our Jawans by responding at a place and time of our choosing, and in a manner befitting those who made the grave mistake of inflicting our nation with this wound and enough to deter those who even dare to think about harming India again.
We must unite to contribute.
To aid our patience, let us all unite and channel our emotions by contributing to the brave families of those martyrs who sacrificed their sons, brothers, husbands and fathers for our nation.
Know that even in the face of such drastic loss, the grieving father of martyred CRPF Personnel Ratan Thakur is proud of sacrificing his son in Mother India’s service and promises to send his other son to fight for Mother India.
Isn’t it our duty then, as beneficiaries of such sacrifice to come out in support of such a father and various other families who display the same indomitable spirit and courage for our nation?
Bharat Ke Veer, is an initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India that enables Indian citizens to donate directly to a corpus fund, which is managed by a committee made up of eminent persons of repute and senior Government of India officials, who disburse the fund equitably to the families of our martyred Jawans on a needs basis.
The “Bharat Ke Veer” Trust has been created for providing a platform to all citizens to contribute and provide assistance to the families of martyred CAPF personnel.
“Bharat Ke Veer” Trust operates a website (https://bharatkeveer.gov.in/home) through which donations can be made online. However, the website currently accepts donations only from Indian-issued debit/credit cards, which may preclude non-resident Indians and other donors residing abroad with debit/credit cards issued abroad from donating towards this cause.
This fundraising initiative is aimed at addressing this issue as “Milaap” enables donors from across the world to donate in either USD or INR using a debit/credit card issued anywhere around the world.
All the donations received through this initiative will be withdrawn to the bank account of the “Bharat Ke Veer” Trust or an appropriate bank account duly nominated by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
Disclaimer: Please note that this fundraising initiative is not being run or managed by the “Bharat Ke Veer” Trust, the Ministry of Home Affairs or any other Government of India institution/agency.
The “Bharat Ke Veer” corpus fund, which has been established and is being managed by the “Bharat Ke Veer” Trust is the intended beneficiary of this fundraising initiative and the funds raised will be transferred to the "Bharat Ke Veer" corpus.
Please contact the organiser if you have any further questions or require further clarifications.