GUWAHATI, July 4 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced that the State government would look after the three little children of Chandra Devi of the Sarabbhati locality, who died yesterday. Chandra Devi�s husband had predeceased her.
According to an official press release, the Chief Minister asked Deputy Commissioner in-charge, Kamrup (Metro), Dr M Angamuthu, who met him at his official residence this morning, to put the three orphaned children either in SOS Children�s Village, Azara, or any other orphanage in Guwahati in case no relative turns up to look after them. �Our government will look after the three children. We will ensure that they get proper care, including education,� Gogoi said.
He also announced Rs 1 lakh from his relief fund to be kept as fixed deposit for the future needs of the orphaned children. The cheque was handed over to the Deputy Commissioner in-charge, Kamrup (Metro).
The Kamrup metropolitan district administration also announced financial assistance of Rs 30,000 to the children in distress. SSP, City, AP Tewari is also exploring all options in consultation with the residents of Sarabbhati to ensure the well-being of the orphaned children, said the press release.