DU Announces 2 Seats For Orphans In UG, PG From Next Academic Year
The Delhi University announced to offer of two seats each under supernumerary quota to orphans in all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from the next academic year. In addition, the DU Administration also announced that such students will also be exempted from payment of any kind of fees, after a varsity's Executive council meeting held on February 3. The Welfare Board of College will bear the expense.
Tags: Delhi university, New Proposal, Orphans, Indian Education, UG-PG Courses
Courtesy: Telegraph India
Meet Cafe Owner & Orphan Jyoti Who Used To Beg At Patna Railway Station
Jyoti (19), who was abandoned by her parents, now runs a cafe after her fair share of hardships. Jyoti reportedly used to beg for money at Patna Railway Station along with a beggar couple who adopted her. After the demise of her mother, jyoti took shelter at Rambo Foundation and pursued her studies. Now she runs the cafe and stays at a rented house.
Tags: Orphans, Beggar, inspiring story, Patna, Cafe owner
Courtesy: The Weekend Leader
Parents Request SC To Reduce School Fees
Parents have requested the Supreme Court to reduce the school fees as classes are being held online. Supreme Court on August 26, administered the state government that the education for the present academic year for children who became orphans due to the pandemic, should continue without any disturbance. Child Welfare Committees and District Education Officers also had a word with private schools regarding the education of the orphan children… read-more
Tags: Covid-19, Education, Orphans, Private Schools
Courtesy: Live Law
AP's Govt Identifies 4,033 Child Orphaned Due To Covid-19
In a step to ensure free education to orphaned children due to COVID-19, the Andhra Pradesh Education Department has submitted its list on August 19, identifying 4,033 children who lost their parents to Covid-19. Among the 4,033 children, 2150 are from private schools, 1,659 belong to government schools and 524 are infants. Notably, Supreme Court had already given directions to ensure free education to such children.
Tags: Orphans, children, free education, Andhra Pradesh Govt
Courtesy: The Times of India
Over 1 Lakh Children Lost Their Parent During Covid-19: Report
A study conducted by The Lancet had shown that more than 1.19 lakh children in India have lost either their parent or custodial grandparent during Covid-19 after Mexico and Brazil. Globally, 15 lakh children had lost either one of their parents or grandparent, with 1.86 lakh children in India. Reportedly, there were five times more children who have lost their father over mother. 90,751 children have lost their fathers.
Tags: Covid-19, parents, children, Orphans
Courtesy: The Hindu
2,000 Children Lost Parents Due To Covid-19: DCPCR
The Women and Child Development Department of Delhi have appointed 20 welfare officers to conduct a survey and identify the children orphaned by the Covid-19 pandemic by July 20. Reportedly, a monthly compensation of Rs 2,500 will be provided to those children who have lost their parents. About 2,000 children have lost either one or both of their parents due to Covid-19, according to the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR… read-more
Tags: Women and Child Development, Orphans, Delhi Government , Coronavirus, Compensation
Kerala To Help Abandoned Children, Provide Rs 2,000 Monthly Until 18
Kerala’s Women and Child Development Minister Veena George has sanctioned financial support to children who have lost their parents to COVID-19 on June 21. The scheme will cover children who have lost both parents, and those who have been abandoned. According to the scheme, children will receive Rs 2000 every month until they turn 18 as well as a fixed deposit of Rs 3 lakh will also be made.
Tags: Covid-19, Orphans, Kerala, financial support
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Sonu Sood Urges Centre For Free Education To Kids Turned Orphans During COVID
In yet another humanitarian effort, Bollywood actor-cum-philanthropist Sonu Sood has requested the Centre and charities to provide free education to children who became orphans during the pandemic. In his Instagram video, Sood suggested to make it a rule to provide free-of-cost education to the children in both private and public institutions. The video has crossed one-million views mark and has been shared by several celebrities.
Tags: Sonu Sood, Central Government, free education, Covid-19 Pandemic, Orphans
Courtesy: Free Press Journal