Lucknow, Nov 21: Encouraging parents to take back their children shunned to orphanages, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asked the society to come forward and help orphans.
The Chief Minister, who launched a book “Weakest on Earth, Orphans in India” by Amand Shukla and Paulomi Pawani here recently, said: “If such parents come forward to take their children back, government will extend every possible help.”
He said that efforts would also be made to locate such parents and provide monetary support to them.
Expressing his concern orphans, Akhilesh Yadav said: “Everyone should come forward to help orphans as their parents are not alive to look after them at a time when it is of most needed in their lives.”
The Chief Minister said that it is the government’s responsibility to take care of orphans and several steps are being taken in this direction. “The condition in orphanages will be improved and budgetary allocation will also be made for providing scholarships to such children,” he assured.
He also added that arrangements will also be made to provide information about orphans over 1090 women powerline and dial 100 services.
Speaking on the occasion, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav stressed on proper arrangement for education, medicine, fooding and lodging of orphans.
The SP chief said the government will have to think in this direction and provide support with the help of peoples’ representative, social activists and administrative machinery.
The book illustrates that there are about two crore orphan children in the country who needed the help of all.
The function organised at Janata Darshan hall here on Kalidas Marg was attended by several ministers, bureaucrates and other dignitaries.