PM CARES children along with their guardians today met with the District Magistrate Kupwara, Doifode Sagar Dattatray, here in his office chamber at D.C Office Kupwara.
ACD/ACP Kupwara, District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) Kupwara, Hidiatullah Mir and other officers from Mission VATSLAYA (ICPS) were present on the occasion.
On the occasion, the District Magistrate interacted with the children, enquired about their upkeep, education and health. He also shared delight moments with the children and asked them about their aim in life, favorite books and dishes, besides, offered them chocolates and lunch.
Meanwhile, the DCPO Kupwara informed the District Magistrate that 6 double orphan children who have lost their parents due to COVID-19 from 2 families belonging to Karnah and Panzgam have been covered under PM CARES, offering comprehensive care including free education and health services.
He was also informed that exgratia relief of Rs.50000 have already been provided to each child by District Disaster Management Authority Kupwara. He was further informed that the children are being provided free education and health insurance under PMJAY SEHAT. Besides, scholarships are also being provided to them under SAKSHAM scheme and other minority scholarships.
On the occasion, the District Magistrate assured every possible support to the children and directed the DCPO to ensure proper upkeep and care of the children.
The DM appointed ADDC Kupwara as Nodal Officer to look into the grievance of these children and ensure immediate redressal.