Reunion of Kids on Railway Platforms with their Parents

$img_titleMumbai: Imagine a mother, whose child is lost for one year. Being from a poor family she searched wherever she could and with passing time lost all hopes of getting the child back. Suddenly with the help of an NGO she meets her child. Both of them cannot stay away from each other, the child runs to his mother and she embraces him. Do you think a single human being can stop his tears?
This was the scene in concluding session of Samatol Foundation’s “De-addiction & Home Orientation Camp”.
‘Samatol’ works for kids staying on Junction stations in Mumbai. These are normally run away children who have left away their homes for petty reasons. Samatol works with these children, de-addicts them, counsels them & sends them back to their homes where they can progress.
$img_titleThe sixteenth such de-addiction & Home orientation amp started on 1st November 2012 at Village Mamnoli near Kalyan in association with “Hindu Seva Sangh”. Total 28 kids of age group 6 to 14 were in this camp. They were kept busy with various activities like Physical Exercise, Yoga, Meditation, Games, informal education. Science experiments etc. On Kartik Purnima, Deepotsav was organized at Camp site. About 50 volunteers & well wishers lighted a lamp in support of ‘Samatol’. A mud-fort made by kids and Rangolis by volunteers increased gaiety of the function.
At the end of the camp parents of as many kids as ‘Samtol’ could were contacted. The concluding function of handing over kids to their parents was organized at Maharashtra Seva Sangh in Mulund on 8th Dec. 2012. ‘Samtol’ could trace 10 parents. These parents were counseled, so that they can take care of kids in future.
Chief Guests for this function were eminent personalities like Shri. Achyut Godbole, Ex CEO & MD of many IT companies and Shri Tushar Dalvi, a celebrity Marathi actor. Both were deeply touched by the reunion of kids with their parents and extended all the help in future for this noble cause.
Maharashtra Seva Sangh, Mulund made arrangements of this function. CA Chandrashekhar Vaze, President of the Sangh & Janakalyan Sahakari Bank was the driving force behind the function.
The 40 day “De-addiction Home orientation Camp” was sponsored by a kind hearted donor Ms. Usha Prabhu of Standard Chartered bank.
Finally 11 children were taken by parents, 8 were reached to their homes by 'Samatol' workers & 9 were admitted to Platform Dnyanmandir School in Nagpur.


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