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We are there with Covid orphans: Shashikala Jolle


Team Udayavani, Jun 3, 2021, 1:38 PM IST

Bengaluru: Minister for Women and Child Welfare Shashikala Jolle on Thursday said that it is the government’s responsibility to help and support children orphaned by Covid-19.

She held a video conference with Covid orphans and their guardians and made them aware of various schemes of the government.

Jolle said, ” Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced the Bal Seva Scheme introducing a slew of measures for children’s education, career including giving laptops to students qualifying Class 10 who were orphaned during the pandemic. We are here to support Covid orphans.”

She further said, “Under the scheme, Rs 3500/month financial assistance will be given to guardians/caretakers. Children not having guardians will be put in child care institutions. For quality education, they’ll be admitted to model residential schools.”

“For children who finished standard 10, a free laptop/tab will be given for higher/vocational education. For girls who are 21 years of age, Rs 1 Lakh will be given for marriage, higher education, and self-employment. For a child’s overall development, mentorship will be given,” she added

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