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Wednesday 19 February 2020

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

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

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