Lucknow: 346 Covid orphans to get free education

Tanmay Tandon
10 days ago
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Lucknow: 346 Covid orphans to get free education

Source: Times Now News

The City International School and the NGO, DEVI Sansthan, has stepped forward to provide free education to those 346 children of Lucknow who have lost either one or both their parents during the pandemic.
Sunita Gandhi, the creator of the school and the NGO had approached the UP Women and Child Welfare Executive with an offer to educate the Covid orphans and she has forwarded a list of 346 children who have lost either a worker parent or both parents, or have an income of less than 3 lakh per annum as decided under the UP Mukhya Mantri Bal Vikas Yojana.
Gandhi said that the children would not only study but also stay in the care of the school where she has set up an inhabited section for these children. These are children who would have otherwise been lodged in the Rajkiya Bal Graha.
"We have been touched to the core when we began to meet these children. We have decided to support Mukhya Mantri Bal Sewva Yojana, a step taken by the chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, who has pledged to support these children with their education with a laptop and Rs 4,000 per month until they turn 18," said Gandhi.

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