India experienced one of the worst terror attacks in its history when more than 40 of our CRPF Jawans were murdered in cold blood in Pulwama, Kashmir, on their way back to border duty last week.
While money cannot truly replace the loss of a life, it can make things slightly easier for families that have been financially dependent on the jawans that lost their lives. If you wish to make your small contribution to aid these families get back on the ground, there are several ways to do it.
One of the most popular digital payment platforms in the country has enabled an option on its app and website called "CRPF Bravehearts". Available on the home page of the app, you can tap on the option, enter details like name, PAN, and amount, and transfer your desired amount directly to the CRPF Wives Welfare Association, an official donation fund made for the wives of CRPF jawans. You can pay through your Paytm wallet as well.
While the Indian forces have been accepting donations for their soldiers on bharatkeveer.gov.in, the response has been such in the past few days that the website has had to momentarily suspend donations. However, you can donate directly to the Bharat ke Veer Corpus Fund by scrolling over to this link. You will have to validate your mobile number before donating.
You can also donate to families using Google Pay's UPI feature. Open the app, scroll down to the Businesses section, and click on the "CRPF" option. You can seamlessly make your contribution to the bharatkeveer@sbi UPI address, officially designated by the government of India.
Much like on Google Pay, you can use the UPI facility to donate directly to the official CRPF Corpus fund using the bharatkeveer@sbi UPI address. Open your favourite UPI app and make the payment directly.
Note: All donations to the official CRPF funds are exempted from income tax under Section 80G.