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Koderma DC plays Good Samaritan to 5 orphans

Koderma DC plays Good Samaritan to 5 orphans

By Amresh Srivastava

Koderma, Jharkhand, Jun 6 (UNI) In a rare gesture, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of this district turned Messiah and adopted five abysmally poor children, whose mother had died recently after suffering a paralytic stroke, leaving them on their own in this big world.

Showing great compassion for girls- Kajal (15), Sunita (13) and Anita (11), DC Ramesh Gholap admitted them to Government-run Kasturba School.

This residential school provides free education and hostel facility to poor girls up to 12th standard. Besides imparting formal education, it also gives vocational training in trades like tailoring, knitting, computer education and Yoga.

Their nine-year-old brother Vikas was admitted to the Samarth school, a residential boy's school for poor and needy children.

The eighteen-year-old eldest among the siblings, a mentally-challenged boy, could not get school admission. The DC extended financial help under the Government schemes for his care and upkeep.

Mr Gholap visited the children on June 2, along with other officials. He not only ensured free education for the children, along with school uniforms, books and free accommodation in school hostel, the DC also assumed the role of a Guardian, while filling up their forms.

He sanctioned Rs 20,000 under the Rastriya Parivarik Labh Scheme and said the amount was transferred via direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme to the family.

Mr Gholap also ordered scholarship of Rs 2000 to them under the Integrated Child Development Programme for the next three years. The scholarship can be extended up to the age of 18 years.

The minor children were also provided with 'Golden Card' of Aayushman Bharat. The DC further instructed the officials to add the fifth member of the family under this scheme, so they can avail health cover of up to Rs five lakh a year.

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