Srinagar: J&K Yateem Foundation, at Jawahar Nagar Srinagar on Friday gratitude to the Government and other cross-sections of society who offered support to rebuild institution and support education of the children.
In a devastating fire Baitul Hilal, an orphanage of J&K Yateem Foundation, at Jawahar Nagar Srinagar was completely razed to ground on last Monday evening.
The fire completely destroyed the two-storied wooden building.
24 children and six staff members were present in the orphanage at the time of the incident, the spokesperson said.
Senior volunteers, neighbours and well-wishers from Srinagar and its outskirts rushed to Baitul Hilal immediately to support the ongoing rescue and relief operation and many donors immediately provided relief in the form of clothes for children, furnishing, bedding, eatables and other essential items, the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that several journalists, teachers, doctors, businessmen, engineers, lawyers, women and students pledged their moral and material support to rebuild the institution and support education of children.
“Foundation lost all its official record, computer systems and peripherals, library, store and other valuables. The students lost their books, stationery, uniform and other belongings. Fortunately, important official documents and donations in the form of gold ornaments and other valuables stored in the Fire Proof Locker were retrieved safely, ”the spokesperson said.
JKYF received hundreds of phone calls from across the State and abroad enquired about the well-being of children and others.
Hundreds of contributors, donors and volunteers from all the districts of Valley visited Baitul Hilal to express their support and solidarity.
During their visit to Baitul Hilal, Minister of Education Syed Altaf Bukhari, DDC Srinagar Dr Abid Rashid Shah interacted with the children and enquired about their well- being.
Altaf Bukhari, DDC Sgr also felicitated Baitul Hilal inmate Mohammad Yasin Hajam of Kishtwar for securing 91% in recently announced 10th class examinations.
“50 good quality blankets and school bags with stationery items, cash awards of Rs 25000 & 10000 were gifted to two meritorious children. Besides some furnishing material and cash assistance of Rs 50000 for Baitul Hilal was provided. Minister also assured to provide all possible assistance for construction of new Baitul Hilai Orphanage,”the spokesperson said.
Senior representatives and office bearers of various socio-religious organizations and government officials including Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell (CMGC), Help Poor Voluntary Trust, FETO Batmaloo; Islamic Study Circle Balgarden, Jamaat e Islami, J&K Yateem Trust, Moomin Welfare Trust, Muslim Welfare Society and J&K Yateem Khana.
The Spokesperson also expressed gratitude to the J&K Police and Fire & Emergency Services for their role in dousing the fire.