Srinagar: J&K Yateem Foundation on Thursday distributed cheques amounting to Rs 5.75 lakh among 19 affected children and youth of various areas of district Baramulla.
According to a JKYF handout, the cheques were distributed at a simple but impressive function held at Shah Rasool Memorial Welkin Educational Trust, Sopore.
The cash relief is part of joint rehabilitation programme with ‘Save The Children’, wherein both the organizations work for strengthening humanitarian protection, livelihood support and access to healthcare for conflict affected children and their families in the state, the handout said.
The affected children and youth from Baramulla, Bhangdora, Pattan, Sopore, Palhallan, Jalal Sahib, Badshah Mohalla, Malik Mohalla, K.P. Sarai Singhpora, Khushal Matoo, Tangmarg, Maharajpora, Haider Mohalla Khanpora, Archandrahama, New Colony Sopore and Khanpora areas of Baramulla received the cash assistance for treatment and rehabilitation.
On the occasion, the speakers called for concrete and concerted efforts by cross section of people so that the initiatives taken up for the welfare and rehabilitation of orphans, widows and destitute could become result oriented and successful. The speakers also stressed the need to work on exterminating the social evils and vices like drug addiction.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) Sopore Syed Masood; president Traders Federation Sopore Mohammad Ashraf Ganai; chairman Shah Rasool Memorial Welkin Educational Trust Inayatullah Hajini; vice-chairperson Shah Rasool Memorial Welkin Educational Trust Mtr Baseema Jee; district president Jama’at-e-Islami Mohammad Maqbool Bhat; vice-president Anjuman Moin ul Islam Advocate Aziz Ahmad Bhat; and secretary Pharmaceutical Distributors Association Sopore Mohammad Hussain Shah, were special guests on the occasion.
J&K Yateem Foundation chairman Mohammad Rafiq Lone, JKYF district representative Sheikh Abdul Gani, JKYF tehsil representative Mohammad Syed Pandit, Project Manager Shafeeq ur Rahman and a sizable number of local people, prominent citizens, teachers, men, women, and social service volunteers were also present on the occasion.
JKYF’s “Tarana-i-Baitul Hilal” was screened on the occasion which showcases the day to day life of orphan children at JKYF Orphanages “Baitul Hilal-Kulgam & Jawahar Nagar Srinagar”, the handout added.