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Jammu Admin initiates action plan to rehabilitate street children


Tawi, May 21: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Jammu District administration discussed the formulation of an action plan for the rehabilitation of children in distress or those forced to beg on the streets.

Chairing a meeting here on Tuesday, Jammu Deputy Commissioner Sachin Kumar Vaishya emphasized the urgent need for rehabilitation of the targeted lot.

He urged stakeholders to start the exercise and come up with a meticulously drafted plan and stressed the importance of motivating these children and their families to seek shelter and as an alternative to street life.

“The parents of such children will also be given counseling to encourage them to send their children for education” he added.

A comprehensive, step-by-step strategy involving multiple departments was outlined.

The plan includes checkups, necessary registrations, and verifications as part of the rehabilitation mission, said the Deputy Commissioner.

The meeting was attended by ADDC Sher Singh, SDMs, SP North Shivam Siddharth, Chief Planning Officer Uttam Singh, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Harbaksh Singh, District Social Welfare Officer Mamta Rajput and representatives from CWC and Childline among others.

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