Crowdfunding campaign begins for providing financial aid for martyr' families
Director General of Police S P Vaid kicked off the social media crowdfunding campaign at 8 am on Twitter with the hashtag #martyredSPOs, a police official said.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police today kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign for providing financial assistance to the families of 499 special police officers (SPOs) who were killed fighting militancy in the state.
"We have 499 SPOs who have made the supreme sacrifice of their lives in the line of duty. It is our duty to take care of their families.
He said the funds would be utilized for the rehabilitation of the families of slain SPOs, providing education to their wards and imparting coaching for professional courses and competitive examination of the deserving wards the fallen men.
"These funds will also be used to provide succor to the families of martyred SPOs mostly belonging to the underprivileged section of the society and to provide timely financial support to the SPOs injured in operations and for their treatment in case of chronic or terminal diseases including their dependent," he said.
An SPO was engaged on the consolidated monthly honorarium of Rs 6000 per month.
Pledges towards the fund for SPOs can be made at www.ketto.org/fundraiser/martyred-spo.
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