The government is always behind the orphan children, whose parents died due to Corona, and hence they should not become nervous and make efforts to achieve their set goals, said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, here on Monday.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted online with such orphan children under Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsava. The Woman & Child Welfare Department organised the programme in Bachant Bhavan in the Collectorate. Later, Gadkari also interacted with these children and gave away a package of Rs 15 lakh to 79 supportless children.
Vikas Kumbhare, Tekchand Sawarkar, both Legislators, R Vimla, District Collector, and Ravi Patil, Deputy Commissioner, Woman & Child Welfare Department, were seated on the dais.
Gadkari further said that Modi brought this scheme out of affection to bring them out from distress. The scheme has been formulated in order to overcome the adverse situation. Therefore, children should make planning with positivity to build up their career, he added.
Meanwhile, during interaction with children, the Prime Minister said that their sorrow could not be compensated. However, the people who fought odds in life could become successful and hence they should not get disappointed but fight the challenges, he asked.
The Union Minister for Woman & Child Welfare, Smruti Irani, said that the government believed in providing services and the scheme is the emotional output.
The government is helping orphan children with Rs 10 lakh from PM Care for Children Fund plus a provision of monthly stipend to them till the age of 23. Moreover, they will get benefit of health insurance under Ayushyaman Bharat Yojna, plus all educational facilities.