January 31, 2009 12:44:02 am
In a bid to discourage female foeticide and incidents of abandoning unwanted children at public places,Bathinda Red Cross Society has decided to place a cradle at the entrance of the deaf and dumb school run by the Society on the outskirts of Bathinda.
Anil Garg,honourary secretary of Red Cross,said the cradle would be placed within a couple of days. He added that Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL),the joint venture executing the Bathinda Refinery Project,had provided Rs 1 lakh for setting up the infrastructure. Garg said a bell would ring in the office and home of the school principal the moment someone places a child in the cradle.
He said the abandoned child would be later handed over to the registered orphanages.
Amritsar Red Cross Society was the first to start such an initiative in January 2008.
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