Families of soldiers who laid down their lives for nation should be well taken care of: Sidharth Malhotra | People News

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Friday, launched the `Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot` (MBKS) website for the Armed Forces Battle Casualties Welfare Fund (AFBCWF) during a function at the National War Memorial Complex here. 

The AFBCWF is a Tri-Service fund, which is utilised for the grant of immediate financial assistance to the families of soldiers/sailors/airmen who lay down their lives or get grievously injured in active military operations.

Celebrities like actor Sidharth Malhotra and singer Mohit Chauhan attended the special event.Hailing the government`s decision to launch `Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot`, Sidharth said, “I feel this portal `Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot` is very important for any citizen who wants to contribute to all army people of the armed forces who have sacrificed their lives. It is our duty to make sure that their families are well taken care of.

“He added, “We have the best armed forces in the world. The job that they are doing is unlike any other job in the country and the most difficult one. I feel very connected to Indian Army and recently I did a film called `Shershah` based on Captain Vikram Batra.”

The `Kun Faya Kun` hitmaker Mohit Chauhan requested everyone to donate as much as they can to AFBCWF.

“I am fortunate to take part in this event. The portal `Maa Bharati ke Sapoot` will help the family members of our armed forces. I appeal to everyone to donate as much as they can,” he said at the event.

Singer Kavita Krishnamurthy was also present at `Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot` launch.

“I am extremely happy to be here. With the launch of `Maa Bharati ke Sapoot`, the common people will be able to contribute to the families of our armed forces. It is a very good website and I want everyone to contribute their bit to our forces,” Kavita said.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been named brand ambassador of `Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot`.

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