Defense Minister launches website for citizens to contribute to Armed Forces Fund

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched the “Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot” website for citizens to contribute to the Armed Forces Fund.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched the “Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot” website.

By Manjeet Negi: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched the ‘Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot’ website on Friday at a reception held at the National War Memorial Complex in New Delhi.

The website is an initiative through which ordinary people can contribute to the Armed Forces Combat Casualty Welfare Fund (AFBCWF), 2022.

The AFBCWF is a tri-service fund that is used for the granting of immediate financial assistance to the families of soldiers, sailors or airmen who give their lives or are seriously injured during active military operations.

In his address, the Raksha Mantri paid tribute to the soldiers of the armed forces.

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While the government had launched many social welfare programs in the past for soldiers killed or maimed during active combat operations, citizens, business leaders, banks and captains of industry asked to contribute for the welfare of soldiers and their families.

The website will allow people to contribute directly to the fund online. An online contribution certificate can also be downloaded.

The Minister of Defense also congratulated the close relatives of fallen heroes and disabled soldiers.

The Indian Army, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, will maintain an account for the fund in addition to online donations.

The event was attended by Chief of Defense Staff General Anil Chauhan, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of Staff Major of the Army, General Manoj Pande, and Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra.

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