Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar has announced that a donation of Rs 1 crore will be handed over to the Indian Army on April 24, which is also her father Master Dinanath Mangeshkar’s death anniversary, reports Hindustan Times.
The announcement comes in the wake of Pulwama terror attacks that killed 40 CRPF jawans on the 14th of February when a van laden with explosives rammed into a CRPF convoy.
Speaking to Maharashtra Times, the legendary singer said, “Many people in the industry always help soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the nation. Even now, people from the industry are helping out. We have also announced something from our end.”
With the announcement, Lata joins Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan, among several others, who have also donated funds for the soldiers.
HT reports that Akshay vowed to donate ₹5 crore through Bharat Ke Veer — a fundraising initiative of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The 51-year-old actor has also been urging his nearly 30 million Twitter followers to do the same.
“#Pulwama is something we cannot & will not forget.We’re all angry & it’s time to act. So act now, donate to the martyrs of Pulwama on bharatkeveer.gov.in. There’s no better way to pay homage to them & show your support.This is the only official site, pls don’t fall prey to fakes,” he tweeted.
#Pulwama is something we cannot & will not forget.We’re all angry & it’s time to act. So act now,donate to the martyrs of Pulwama on https://t.co/5j0vxsSt7f There’s no better way to pay homage to them & show your support.This is the only official site,pls don’t fall prey to fakes pic.twitter.com/sYruUtzgKY— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 16, 2019