Monday, 4 May 2015

[www.keralites.net] Operation Khoj: A lifesaver for destitute children (Human Interest Feature)

 

Operation Khoj: A lifesaver for destitute children (Human Interest Feature)
Khoj also re-unites with their parents lost children on railway platforms.

 
Just four years ago, Aslam was found lying in a semi-conscious state on a platform at Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station due to a drug overdose. Today, the 15-year-old dreams of becoming a "choreographer" and has already started attending dance classes to achieve this.
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The route to this dramatic transformation in his life wasn't easy as Aslam had fallen into bad company. He initially began stealing food from pantry cars and gradually started taking drugs to forget the "tensions" of his life. These exacerbated over time and made him a drug. That is how Khoj a group of the Delhi Police and NGO CHETNA found him in that state.

 
According to Delhi Police Inspector Pradeep Kumar, the education facility is available only at Hazrat Nizamuddin.

 
"Within this police station we organise dance, music and teaching classes, including computer education. We plan to extend this facility to the Old Delhi Railway Station with the help of CHETNA who provide the basic infrastructure, equipment and teachers," Kumar told IANS.

 
Khoj also re-unites with their parents lost children on railway platforms.

 
Operation Khoj has been started at five railway stations of the national capital - New Delhi, Old Delhi, Sarai Rohilla, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Anand Vihar.

 
As per Delhi Police data, 2,961 children have been rescued and rehabilitated between June 2012 and March 2015.

 
Till March 31, 2015, the police have rescued 63 children found at these railway stations against 755 in 2014. A total of 1,113 children were rescued in 2013 while the number was 1,030 in 2012.

 
According to the data, the rescued children were in the one-six age group.

 
Full article in the link below.

 
NGO website
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Ravi

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