JAMMU, Sept 20: Former Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader, Kavinder Gupta today visited SOS Home. Gupta spent time with the children and interacted with them.
Kavinder Gupta distributed grocery items, sweets and gifts among these special children. He also interacted with the management of the SOS Home and enquired about the facilities available for the children. The Management brought to notice of Gupta that the SOS Children’s Villages of India is a non-government non-profit, voluntary child care organization that was established in 1964 and has since been involved in providing orphaned and distressed children a ‘home-like’ environment with a loving mother, brothers and sisters, as well as a home and a village through 32 Children’s Villages across India.
Every child’s village has 12-15 family homes, with every home consisting of 8-10 children on an average along with an SOS mother. A holistic development including education, nutrition, health and psychological development is taken care of till the children are settled in their lives. The Management gave account of the activities of the home and facilities available for the inmates. Gupta was accompanied by Yudhvir Sethi, Vikram Randhawa, Ankush Gupta, Nayan Gupta, Kulbir Charak, Nitish Mahajan, Dilbagh Singh, Sahil Mahajan, Surjit Singh and Prerna Nanda.
Later addressing the inmates of SOS Home, functionaries and other prominent persons present on the occasion, he appealed for support of SOS cause and activities nation-wide. Gupta also shared his good memories of visiting other SOS facilities in past. Referring to the visit today, Gupta said it is a part of “Seva -Saptah”, a week long campaign to celebrate birthday of Prime Minister Modi.
He said as part of the campaign, every BJP worker has been involved in the services to the needy by organising blood donation, health and eye check-up camps and visiting hospitals and orphanages to provide help and relief to patients and underprivileged. Some BJP leaders also have facilitated education assistance for hundreds of specially-abled people during the campaign. During the week-long campaign, books inspired by the life and achievements of Prime Minister Modi have been distributed.
Gupta appealed to the public that everyone should make a habit of visiting such homes on the festivals, family occasions and birthday celebrations so as to spend time with such beautiful & noble souls.