Akshay Kumar's initiative 'Bharat Ke Veer' raises Rs 12.93 crore
New Delhi: The commendable initiative of Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, Bharat Ke Veer, has so far collected Rs 12.93 crore for the welfare of the families of the martyred jawans of our country.
The 'Pad Man' actor shared the news while launching the anthem of the initiative on Saturday.
The anthem has been penned, composed and sung by Kailash Kher, who has in the past been associated with government initiatives like 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan' and 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'.
Akshay shared the news on his Twitter account on Saturday.
He posted, "No amount of gratitude is enough for our soldiers. We managed to raise Rs. 12.93 crore (till) today. Grateful to all the people who came and showed their support at the 'Bharat ke Veer' anthem launch. Special thank you to Rajnath Singh ji for this platform."
The initiative, in the form of an online portal, was launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Akshay on April 9 last year.
It aims to facilitate online donations directly to the families of paramilitary troopers who have sacrificed their lives for the country in line of duty from January 1, 2016.