Indore: Martyr’s Wife Gets New House on Independence Day After Betma Village Youths Collect Rs 11 Lakh, Watch Video
Betma Village Youths Gift Martyr's Wife a New House (Photo Credits: ANI)

Indore, August 16: In a beautiful gesture, a martyr's wife living in Betma village in Madhya Pradesh's Indore was gifted a new house by the youths on the occasion of Independence Day 2019. Twenty-seven years after her husband BSF jawan Mohan Singh was martyred in Tripura, villagers collected Rs 11 lakh to finance a house from the woman who was living in an old hut. Chhattisgarh: Constable Kavita Kaushal Ties Rakhi on Martyr Brother Rakesh Kaushal's Gun, Calls Naxals 'Coward'.

Since 1992, Raju Bai had been living a hut with a broken roof. After seeing her condition, the village youths started a campaign called 'One Cheque-One Sign' to collect funds to build a house. Raksha Bandhan 2019: Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, Pakistan-Origin Woman, Ties Rakhi to PM Narendra Modi, Gifts Him Painting Made by Her Husband.

On August 15, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day, she was given the key to the house. The villagers also placed their hands on the ground to welcome Rai into the new house. The video of the episode is going viral on the internet.

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Meanwhile, the house cost Rs 10 lakh. The remaining Rs 1 lakh has been kept for building a statue of Mohan Singh. It will be installed on the main road. "Apart from this, efforts are also being made to name the government school where he studied after Mohan Singh," a villager said.