City Reports

Rajasthan government to open rehabilitation centers for child beggars in Jaipur

February 1, 2018, 3:00 pm

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has taken a noble step towards making a difference to the lives of many young kids. Kids below the age of 18, who have been managing their livelihood by begging in the state, can soon hope for a brighter future. As part of the pilot project, Jaipur and Rajsamand will get the first two rehabilitation centres for such kids. The state social justice and empowerment department  has invited applications from NGOs and trusts that are willing to take the responsibility of managing these centres. The last date for submitting the application to the concerned district collector is 30 September. The strength of the first two centres will be 25 kids each. One of the most important features of these centres is the employment training and guidance that will be provided to these kids. This will ensure that they not only recover from their current situation but also are ready to find respectable jobs. This will make them self-dependent and encourage them to live with respect and dignity in the society. The government plans to increase the number of centres gradually on a divisional basis. It will also hope that many NGOs and Trusts come forward and contribute to this cause which can set the right precedent for not just Rajasthan but also for the country.

First published: September 7, 2017