15 C
New Delhi
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Entertainment Akshay Kumar’s brainchild, Bharat Ke Veer, goes tax free

Akshay Kumar’s brainchild, Bharat Ke Veer, goes tax free

The initiative was launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and supported by the noted Hindi film actor Akshay Kumar

-

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has been relentlessly pursuing the cause of looking after martyred soldiers’ families is not unknown. However, his efforts have now got a major boost.

The Bharat Ke Veer website that was launched last year by the ministry of home affairs on the suggestion of Akshay, to allow citizens to transfer money directly to the bank accounts of martyred soldiers‘ families, has now been granted income tax exemption under form 80(G). Ever since the launch of the website, the actor and the Home Ministry have been working hard to make it tax free.

Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh, on Thursday, tweeted that Bharat Ke Veer has been made tax free, and also been registered as a Trust — all contributions to the Trust, being headed by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Guaba, will now be exempted from tax. Along with Akshay, National Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand has been included in the team of seven Trustees.

The website has got a great response ever since its launch. In January this year, when the Bharat Ke Veer Anthem was launched in Delhi, Akshay’s impromptu appeal from the stage had fetched Rs 19.23 Crores as a contribution in just ten minutes.

At the event, he had said, “Let us start now”. “I am willing to dance, sing, do anything that you’d like me to, but let us collect the maximum for the welfare of the families of those who sacrificed their lives for us.” Soon enough, several corporate honchos announced generous donations.

Bharat Ke Veer is a fund-raising initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on behalf of members of the Indian Armed Forces. The initiative was launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and supported by the noted Hindi film actor Akshay Kumar. It allows donations of up to 15 lakhs to an individual’s account and donations to the Bharat Ke Veer corpus.

The official anthem of Bharat Ke Veer was launched on 20 January 2018 by Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Akshay Kumar and other ministers Kiren Rijiju and Hansraj Ahir.

Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Anil Ambani: From Status Of Tycoon To Insolvency

Study the career of Anil Ambani, and you will get a classic case of decisions you ought not take as a businessman and time you better utilise

तवलीन सिंह, यह कैसा स्वाभिमान?

‘जिस मोदी सरकार का पांच साल सपोर्ट किया उसी ने मेरे बेटे को देश निकाला दे दिया,’ तवलीन सिंह ने लिखा। क्या आपने किसी क़ीमत के बदले समर्थन किया?

Rafale: One Embarrassment, One Snub For Opposition

Supreme Court accepts Rahul Gandhi's apology for attributing to it his allegation, rejects the review petition challenging the Rafale verdict

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

शबरीमला पर सेक्युलर क़ानून थोपना अन्याय है

शबरीमला समुदाय विशेष का स्थल है जिसके नियमों को बदलने का अधिकार अन्य समुदायों को नहीं है; धर्मनिरपेक्षता की आड़ में आस्थाओं का विखंडन न हो

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Making Pakistan Unduly Happy

Gotabaya Rajapaksa beat Sajith Premadasa, a candidate of Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP, which Pakistan believes is India's ally

Modi praises NCP, BJD, lists 5 utilities of Rajya Sabha

A long list of utilities of the Rajya Sabha Prime Minister Narendra Modi spellt out in his inaugural speech for the winter session of Parliament

Saryu Rai, old BJP hand in Jharkhand, rebels

Furious on not being nominated so far, Jharkhand Food Supply Minister Saryu Rai has threatened to fight against Chief Minister Raghubar Das

Bobde, Sharad Arvind: Career of 47th CJI

Born in Nagpur on 24 April 1956, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde became a lawyer in 1978, senior advocate in 1998 and judge in 2000, SC judge in 2013

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: