To express solidarity with the CRPF bravehearts, Indian Paytm users donated Rs 47 crore to CRPF Wives Welfare Association. According to Paytm, the company today handed over a cheque of Rs 47 Crores to Manu Bhatnagar, President of CRPF Wives Welfare Association. This money was collected through contributions for the CRPF Bravehearts. The fundraising efforts began on the platform following the ghastly attack on CRPF jawans on February 14.
From February 15 to March 10, more than 20 lakh Paytm users came forward and contributed to the cause to express their solidarity with the forces.
Paytm had collaborated with CRPF Wives Welfare Association (CWA) to collect the fund and allowed patrons to contribute money through the Paytm mobile app and website, that would go to the corpus fund of the CWA. The patrons were only required to enter their name and PAN card number to avail tax benefits under Section 80G. All donations made via the app were exempted from transaction fees.
Kiran Vasireddy, COO Paytm said, “Our prayers are with the jawans and the families affected by this attack. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered an unimaginable loss due to this. We, at Paytm, are committed to assist the families of our jawans in this hour of need by giving them a helping hand. We would like to thank our users who came forward and helped contribute Rs 47 Crores for this cause.”