Crocodile tears

Three months ago, the story of two orphan children, Rupa Mallick( 8 years )and Siva Mallick (3 years) of Betada Gramapanchayat in Bhadrak district was telecasted on O TV, KANAK NEWS, ARGUS NEWS. However, after this news was telecasted, the hearts of the BDO (Basudevpur), the child welfare committee (Bhadrak), and the local MLA were melted and they repeatedly visited their homes for two to three consecutive days. A few days later everyone forgot it and back to their other important works. After clicking a photo, the local MLA got busy visiting village to village for cultural programs and had no time to go there. After all this drama was ended after 2 to 3 months, we visited this family last February. Our member Laxmikanta Parida noticed that apart from some basic arrangements, no one even made an aadhar card for them. Seeing all this, we have arranged a rented house of Rs 600 per month for them. Our member Laxmikanta Parida enrolled two siblings Rupa and Siva in the local school and arranged a private tuition for them as well as provided the necessary notebooks. We are also providing necessary groceries. When we reminded the BDO (Basudevpur) about this incident, he assured us that he would make their aadhar card first, and once the aadhar card becomes available he will arrange other government schemes for them. We also talk to this family over the phone on regular basis, to know about their children’s progress. We would also like to thank the media representatives for bringing this news to us.

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