RSS adopts around 100 militancy-affected children of JK

via UNI published on July 1, 2006

Reasi : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliated NGO, Seva Bharti has adopted 100 children, most of them Muslims, from militancy affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir to provide them education at least up to Higher Secondary level.

The group of 57 children (38 Muslims and 19 Hindus) including nine girls, in the age group of six to 13 years, from militancy affected areas of Gul, Mohore, Dharmani and Buddhal tehsils in Udhampur and Rajouri districts, left for New Delhi yesterday and reached the RSS headquarters in New Delhi.


Talking to UNI from Delhi the president of Seva Bharati, Hrishipal Dedwal told that another group of 10 children from Udhampur will reach New Delhi within a couple of days. Around two dozen children, mostly from Muslim community have been adopted by Seva Bharati from Kishtawar in Doda district 20 days ago, he added.

Dedwal further said “the children got a grand welcome in Jhandewala, and all the are very happy and want to make their career.” The NGO has planned to adopt more children from other militancy affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

57 children, whose parents were killed by militants in recent years have been selected by the Uniform Force of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), under operation Sadbhawana, left yesterday for New Delhi, where they will get education up to Higher Secdondary Level. The bus carrying them was flagged off by Mrs Denise Bhatnagar, President Army Wife Welfare Association (AWWA), Uniform Force yesterday in presence of General Officer Commanding (GOC) Uniform Force Major General Vinay Bhatnagar.


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