GUWAHATI, June 19 - Established in December 25 in 2014, Kasturi Sishu Griha, Darrang has been the home for so many boys and girls of Darrang and Udalguri districts who had been abandoned by their relatives or lost contacts with near and dear ones. Orphaned homeless children, POCSO victims, child marriage victims have been given warmth of a family in this child care home since the last five years. This was stated in a press release.
On the occasion of receiving first instalment of a financial grant of Rs 3.30 lakh from Numaligarh Refinery Ltd, a ceremony was held at the Sishu Griha premises on June 17. Ghansyam Das, Deputy Commissioner, Darrang attended as the chief guest. He spent nearly an hour with the inmates, guides and teachers. On the occasion, Das discussed problems and prospects of inmates of Kasturi Sishu Griha. He also directed government officials present for development and expansion of the centre.
Das also inaugurated a new residential house for destitute children and woman. Speaking on the occasion, he thanked organizers and well wishers of the child care home for giving new lease of life to the homeless boys and girls. He requested children and teachers to concentrate more on studies and development of own skills. Das also inspected various items donated by NRL for the use of the inmates.
Items of sports goods, furniture, utensil, bicycles etc., were purchased from NRL donated amounts. Mamoni Hazarika, DSP, (HQ), Darrang; Rajen Chandra Das, chairperson, District Child Welfare Committee; Kobendra Warisa, District Child Protection Officer; Social worker Dulal Deka, journalists Jayanta Kumar Das, Abdul Khalek, Maksed Ali were also present at the ceremony while Rashmi Rekha Sarma, Superintendent (CCI) anchored the proceeding of the ceremony.
The Kasturi Sishu Griha was founded by Mahila Kalyan Samaj, an NGO, which received recognition from Niti Ayaog in 2018 (AS/2018/0195774). At present, there are six child marriage victims and one sexually exploited 12-year-old pregnant girl, among others, taking shelter in the Sishu Griha.The shelter home has been rendering its services to the society through its child care activities with limited resources and support from a few noble persons of the State. The Sishu Griha has been taken good care by its founder Rashmi Rekha Sarma and local social workers namely, Manoranjan Sarma and Abhijit Deka, who have been working relentlessly for the safety and security of the helpless children.