Bhubaneswar, 22/11 ( Odisha Samachar/Abhisek Mohanty ): “Children need care and protection in family or out of the family. But have to face a lot of difficulties to access education, shelter and food. Sometimes they have to live a life of discrimination. For this cause they are deprived from their dignitary life. In this regard self sufficient citizens should come forward to provide a family for destitute children and ensure care, protection and education of the deprived a lot. If people adopt this initiative sincerely, no orphan will be without a family”, emphasised Srimoy Kar, Editor (Odisha) of The New Indian Express here on Friday.
Inaugurating “Dissemination Programme on Gifting a Family” organized by Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA), Mr. Kar praided the efforts of YCDA towards development of underprivileged children and creating awareness among citizens for the cause.
Speaking on the occasion, Member of Odisha Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rajendra Meher said “With a grant of Rs. 5000 to Rs. 6000, a year can make a healthy life and bright future can be ensured for a vulnerable child. Child labour is a curse on our society which needs to be dealt with an iron hand. Though various programmes of the State Government are directed towards upliftment of orphan children, it is incomplete without the partnership of citizens”, he said.
“Around 16,000 companies will invest Rs. 20,000 crore under corporate social responsibility activities in the forthcoming financial year”, said Head of CSR, Odisha Power Grid Corporation (OPGC) Dillip Sebak. He urged corporate houses and PSUs to divert a considerable amount of their CSR fund towards development of vulnerable children. Among others Country Director of “Every Child India” William Raj Gali was present at the event.
During the programme a talk show was conducted where as the CWC member Jharana Swain from Khordha district and Sumant Nath from OSCPS and Madhumita Dash consultant had participated and did the analysis of the issues of the CNCP children in Odisha and various provisions and mechanism working to protect these kinds of children. At last it was concluded that a family can contribute the needs of the children provided if we develop our nurturing ability among ourselves.