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Maoist-hit area children receive schooling in Jharkhand

Ghatsila , Thu, 19 Apr 2012 ANI

Ghatsila, Apr 19 (ANI): An orphanage run by a villager is imparting education to poor children in the Maoist-hit area of Jharkhand with an aim to provide them a better future.

Kantha Singh orphanage, located in Jharkhand's Ghatsila town in Singhbhum District, was founded by Upendranath Karmakar in December 2005.

Speaking to a reporter on Thursday, Karmakar highlighted the relevance of the orphanage.

"These children hail from all the Maoist-affected areas. They are not from any other far-flung areas. These children were affected with poverty and hunger. We have provided them accommodation. We believe that they should get attached to the mainstream of the society, get educated and move forward in life," he said.

He further said that the food for the children is managed by alms given by the villagers.

The children mostly hail from the Maoist-affected and poverty stricken regions of Dumaria, Ghatsila, Darbhanga and Chakulia of the state.

Recently, several non-government organisations are coming forward to provide education in order to educate poor children so that they could become a part of the main society.

"These children belong to Maoist hit areas. We want that they should be educated and live a normal life and do not tread on a wrong path," said Renuka Todo, a teacher.

Maoist insurgency has gripped nearly a third of the country, spreading into interiors of 20 of India's 28 states. (ANI)

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