Kendrapara: District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) along with the District Child Protection Officer and District Social Welfare Officer on Wednesday rescued four children, who were allegedly abandoned by their widowed mother three months ago following the death of their father.
The four children, including three girls, were rescued from Charipokaria village in Rajnagar block of Odisha’s Kendrapara district. They were reportedly living in misery and surviving on others’ charity.
According to reports, when the DLSA chairman Biswajit Mohanty learned about the plight of the minors he asked the authority’s secretary Sumitra Sahoo to meet the hapless children and submit a detailed report on their status.
Subsequently, Sahoo visited the village along with the district child protection officer and district social welfare officer on Wednesday.
The team rescued the children and handed them over to their paternal grandfather and the Rajnagar block development officer. The Rajnagar BDO was asked to provide the children’s grandfather with a house, pension and Rs 20,000 under National Family Benefit Scheme to take proper care of the children.
Sahoo told the media that the Kendrapara civil supply officer was directed to provide monthly ration to the four children. On the other hand, the district social welfare office has been asked to provide a nutritious diet to the three girls under Balika Samridhi Yojana.