New Delhi, February 18: The tragic attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bus which killed 40 jawans on Thursday, February 14, had shocked the entire nation. Following the attack, the entire country is trying to help the families of martyrs by donating funds. The State Bank of India (SBI) has also announced a special initiative for jawans who were killed in a deadly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. State Bank of India Enables UPI Bharatkeveer@sbi to Collect Donations for Pulwama Terror Attack Martyrs.
The public sector bank has announced expediting release of insurance money to next of kin and waiver of loans of 23 soldiers. In a statement, the lender says, "All the CRPF soldiers were customers of the Bank under defence salary package where the Bank provides insurance of Rs30 lakh to each of the defence personnel. The bank is taking steps to expedite release of insurance money to the next of kin of the martyred soldiers." Pay Real Tribute by Donating Money For Bravehearts Via 'Bharat Ke Veer' App or Online at bharatkeveer.gov.in.
Statement by The State Bank of India:
The Chairman of SBI, Rajnish Kumar, condemned the attack and wrote, “In this moment of grief, our sincere thoughts are with the families of our Bravehearts. These initiatives by the Bank are a small gesture towards the families who have faced irreparable loss.”
“In this moment of grief, our sincere thoughts are with the families of our bravehearts. These initiatives by the Bank are a small gesture towards the families who have faced irreparable loss.” - Shri. Rajnish Kumar, Chairman SBI. https://t.co/IL24AMuHWg#SBIStandsByOurSoldiers pic.twitter.com/7jUBuJk5cb
— State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) February 18, 2019
To help the martyrs family, the public sector bank has also enabled Unified Payment Interface (UPI)- bharatkeveer@sbi- through which people can donate to the family of victims. SBI has also appealed to all its employees to voluntarily contribute through https://bharatkeveer.gov.in, an initiative by the Union Home Ministry.