Home Minister Rajnath Singh today donated a month’s salary to a fund that helps families of paramilitary personnel who died fighting terrorists.
The Home Ministry gave a cheque of Rs 1.59 lakh to Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on a day when Mr Singh launched a campaign on social media.
Home ministry officials said the campaign has so far raised Rs 15 crore.
“The security forces have made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty and the people need to stand by their families to support them,” said Mr Singh.
Union Ministers of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Hansraj Ahir are also likely to donate a month’s salary to the Bharat Ke Veer fund.
People can use the Bharat Ke Veer app or visit its website to make a contribution which will go toward the families of soldiers who have died on duty, officials said.
The funds go directly into the bank account of the families.
The main objective of the portal (bharatkeveer.Gov.In) is to enable the public to help the families of soldiers by donating money online.