The Shelter home for boys at Medininagar was inspected by DC Palamu Shantanu Kumar Agrahari this Monday. “11 inmates of this Home for Boys were doing rehearsal for R Day. This is very encouraging. Their request was that they be also included in the cultural troupes for R Day cultural show. I have asked them to practice well and hard,” said the DC after the visit.
Agrahari said, “I have asked district social welfare officer Aftab Alam to get them readied for the show and if all goes well then these children will be on the dais on R day cultural event.”
There were 26 inmates but 15 have been restored to their parents said a member of CWC there Dhirendra Kumar who added there is one child brought here from Manatu for whom no one has ever come in the past 6 or 7 months that this child is here at this shelter home.
The DC said, “The inmates of this home are no offenders at all. They are neither the ones in conflict with law. They are the victims of vagaries of nature like getting orphaned, victim of child labour and human trafficking etc.”
He said the motor of water pump has got burnt down here and so drinking water is being provided to the inmates here through 20 litre jar of purified water but this motor will be set right this week itself and said Aftab Alam has been asked to get it done.
About food served here Agrahari said the inmates said they are now getting good food which was not so about some weeks back.
The DC has asked Alam to provide Ludo and carom board to the inmates here in a day or two.
Bushes and shrubs are around this shelter home for boys which are to be uprooted said the DC. Dhirender Kumar member CWC said some inmates who were sent to a government residential school at Nawa Bazar had escaped from there and so Kumar wanted a teacher deputed here to which Agrahari said, “It would be done.”
This shelter home was in the news last year when 6 inmates had escaped from here. It was all good luck that all the 6 were ‘found’ well and safe said CWC member Kumar.