Ex-IAF Officer donates Rs 1.08 crore to the Indian Army:
CBR Prasad, a 74-year-old retired airman who has donated almost entire savings of his life to the Ministry of Defence. Prasad met defence minister Rajnath Singh and handed over the cheque of Rs 1.08 crore to him.
Prasad after serving in the Indian Air Force (IAF) for 9 years left his post to join the Indian Railways as he was offered a job there. Unfortunately, he did not get that job, so he started a small poultry farm for my livelihood which paid off.
Prasad started poultry farming and worked hard for 30 years. Intending to help society, he has also set up a sports university. Prasad served in the IAF for around nine years before he left it.
Asked if his family approved the idea, the retired air-warrior says, “Absolutely, no problem. I have given my daughter 2 per cent of my property and one per cent to my wife. Rest 97 per cent, I am giving back to the society
“You should not take back anything because you did not get anything while coming. Give that minimum needed to your family and the rest to the society and rest of the life work for the society,” he added.
In retrospect, he recalls his days of struggle and states, “I left home with Rs 5 in my pocket and earned 500-acre land with my bare hard work. I have given 5-acre to my wife and 10-acre to my daughter and rest everything, I am utilising for the society”