Following the Pulwama terror attack, many Bollywood actors joined hands to donate for 40 martyrs’ families. As the families of martyrs incurred huge losses, the citizens, celebrities and other important leaders are stepping forward to raising money for them. Akshay Kumar who is well known for his philanthropy pledged to donate Rs 5 crore to the jawans through the government portal ‘Bharat Ke Veer’.
“#Pulwama is something we cannot & will not forget. We’re all angry & it’s time to act. So act now, donate to the martyrs of Pulwama on bharatkeveer.gov.in. There’s no better way to pay homage to them & show your support. This is the only official site, pls don’t fall prey to fakes,” Akshay Kumar wrote.
#Pulwama is something we cannot & will not forget.We’re all angry & it’s time to act. So act now,donate to the martyrs of Pulwama on https://t.co/5j0vxsSt7f There’s no better way to pay homage to them & show your support.This is the only official site,pls don’t fall prey to fakes pic.twitter.com/sYruUtzgKY
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 16, 2019
Sundari Devi who is the wife of Jeet Ram Gurjar, who was among the 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers martyred in the attack, received Rs 15 lakh donated by the actor.
Talking to a daily Vikram Singh, younger brother of Gurjar, thanked the actor from the bottom of his heart for the financial assistance when the family desperately needed at the right time.
Vikram also opened up that Gurjar was the sole breadwinner of the family. He said, “We are very poor. Jeet was the only earning member of the family. This help has come at a time when the family needed it the most.”
He added, “We don’t have a house. After Jeet’s death, the family is back to penury.”
Gurjar has left behind by his wife and 2 young daughters. In addition, jawan’s parents, Radhey Shyam and Gopa Devi who are in their 80s were also dependent on him.
On the contrary:
Fake donation links are now being circulated on social media. In a string of pictures posted, a Twitter user claimed that forward messages are coming by the name of Akshay Kumar’s name to ensure that citizens give money for the families of the martyred soldiers.
The Twitter user went on to tag PMO to check the authenticity of such messages using the Pulwama incident as a trick to generate income.
The FAKE message states that the Narendra Modi government has now launched a new scheme ‘exclusively’ for battle casualties as well as weapon purchase. They also falsely state that the fund was launched by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s initiative.
Dear @PMOIndia, such messages with an account number for donation are viral on #WhatsApp. I don’t know whether these are real accounts or Fake Loot Accounts. Please check it’s credibility, & if It is false account please take necessary action.#StandWithForces
Dear @PMOIndia , such messages with account number for donation are viral on #WhatsApp. I don't know whether these are real accounts or Fake Loot Accounts. Please check it's credibility, & if It is false account please take necessary action.#StandWithForces#IndiaWantsRevenge pic.twitter.com/gRVEYqf2O4
— 🇮🇳$H@!L€$H K@$@T🇮🇳 (@shaileshkasat) February 16, 2019
In case if you are still receiving such messages, then make sure to post it on social media platform to check it’s veracity.
So the most genuine way to contribute money is through the government portal named “Bharat Ke Veer”. Apart from that, there is also another option like you may also use Paytm website or app and locate the CRPF Wives Welfare Association and then pay the amount you want to.
Shame on people who play such cheap tricks to Collect payment in the name of Brave Jawans who lost their lives. Please don’t cheat! We need ‘Unity and Honesty’ To Win against our enemy nation.