Janardan Bhatt, an 84-year-old retired clerk of the State Bank of India, and his wife, have donated a whopping 1 crore rupees to the National Defense Fund.
News of celebrities making huge donations often hit the headlines but instances of laymen donating such a huge amount for the welfare of the armed forces and their families are quite rare.
Bhatt hails from Bhavnagar, Gujarat, and donated his entire life savings after he saw the reports of martyrdom of Indian soldiers and the difficulties they face to protect the country against terrorism.
Janardan Bhatt had saved a good amount of money from his earnings during his service at the bank and had invested funds from time to time which yielded good returns by the time he retired. Now the senior citizen has used this money for a purpose that is truly worthy of respect. Known for his kind and helpful nature, Bhatt has also served as a union leader of his bank and solved the problems of many of his colleagues.
Speaking to the media, Bhatt reveals that he has no children but the soldiers who are fighting on the borde are also his children. Therefore, he considers it his responsibility to do something for the welfare of these jawans and their families.