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Couple to help Bharat ke Veer with wedding innovation

Author: Ankur Sharma
Publication: Mynation.com
Date: March 25, 2019
URL:    https://www.mynation.com/india-news/rajasthan-couple-to-help-crpf-jawans-with-innovative-wedding-custom-pox1k3

Vikas Khadgawat, who himself belongs to the CRPF, is ready to tie the knot on April 11 at Ganganagar and decided to help the jawans in the process 

A family in Rajasthan has come up with an innovative way to help the jawans of our armed forces.

Vikas Khadgawat who is ready to tie the knot on April 11 at Ganganagar has requested his guests not to bring any gifts. His family has also said that whatever money the couple will receive as ‘Shagun’, they will donate it to 'Bharat ke Veer' fund.

Vikas himself belongs to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and is currently serving as a sub-inspector at a sensitive location.

Vikas’ father Gopal told MyNation, "I had this plan of donating my son's wedding money to jawans who fight for the nation. When my daughters got married, I decided that in my son's wedding I won't except any gift and also all the money, which he would receive from family and friends as shagun, will go to Bharat ke Veer fund within a week”

The bride’s family has accepted this gesture and decided to contribute the money which will come from their side. The reception will take place on April 15.

Initially, Gopal thought that he wouldn’t accept anything from the guests, but was worried that they might get offended. Therefore, he decided to accept shagun.

"I have decided not to disregard the tradition of Shagun. However, I have decided to donate 100% of it to Bharat ke Veer fund,” Gopal added.

Gopal has written about his intentions in the wedding-cum-reception card. 

Bharat Ke Veer is a fund-raising initiative by the ministry of home affairs. To ensure maximum coverage, a cap of Rs 15 lakh has been applied per braveheart. If the amount donated to one braveheart exceeds Rs 15 lakh, the donor will be notified and then he or she can either reduce the amount or transfer it to another braveheart’s account.

The donation received from the public will be given to jawans of Assam Rifles, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, National Disaster Response Force, National Security Guard and the Sashastra Seema Bal.

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