Written byRamya Patelkhana
The Indian Army is one of the largest and best armies in the world.
The Army, which is the pride of our nation, contributes to the lives of people beyond the battlefield too. The least one can do to show gratitude and respect is to contribute and donate to support the Indian Army.
Here are some ways to make donations to the Indian Army.
Those interested in donating to the Indian Army can contribute to National Defence Fund (NDF) utilized for the welfare of Armed Forces (also Para Military Forces) members, including the Army, and their dependents.
The Fund is completely dependent on the voluntary contributions from the public.
The Army maintains the "Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties" account to accept donations for the welfare and financial assistance of the bereaved families of battle casualties.
To donate, one can send a Demand Draft in favor of "Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties" payable at New Delhi or transfer directly to "Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties" account with Syndicate Bank (IFSC: SYNB0009055; Account No.: 90552010165915).
Monetary contributions can also be made to the Indian Army through the "Army Central Welfare Fund".
To donate, individuals can send a Demand Draft in favor of "Army Central Welfare Fund" payable at New Delhi. One can also transfer funds directly to the bank account of Army Central Welfare Fund with Corporation Bank (IFSC: CORP0000205; Account No.: 020500101007721).
One can send donations to Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Pune that provides aftercare and rehabilitation to defense forces personnel disabled due to spinal cord injuries (paraplegics and tetraplegics).
Contributions by cash/crossed check in name of "Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Kirkee" can be sent to the center. Donations can be transferred to "Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Kirkee" account with Punjab National Bank (IFSC: PUNB0027800; Account no.: 0278000100174484).
Apart from the Army, one can also make donations to support the families of martyred Central Armed Police Forces personnel, including CRPF.
Bharat Ke Veer (India's Bravehearts), a brainchild of actor Akshay Kumar, is a Home Affairs Ministry initiative to support the kin of those who laid down their lives in the line-of-duty.
One can donate through 'Bharat Ke Veer' website or mobile app.
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