“Identification of ‘Children of the State’ within GWMC jurisdictions, numbered 161.”

Warangal: The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) has identified 161 orphaned children under its jurisdiction spreading over two districts – Hanamkonda and Warangal – following a field survey covering over 2.45 lakh households. The officials have submitted a report with all the details in a format as directed by the State government. These orphans had lost both their parents and were taking refuge in homes of their relatives.

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The survey was conducted in all 66 wards of the GWMC and the orphans were identified based on various criteria. The officials said the survey was conducted to ensure that no orphan was left out and that they would be able to avail of the benefits of the State government’s new “Orphan Policy”, which envisaged taking care of orphans as ‘Children of the State’.

The State government wants to introduce the Orphan Policy to provide comprehensive support to orphans in the State. Under the policy, the government will adopt orphans and provide them with all amenities on humanitarian grounds, such as education, healthcare, and financial assistance.

The efforts have been welcomed by several organizations working for the welfare of orphans. Mandala Parashuramulu, former Chairperson of Child Welfare Committee (CWC), erstwhile Warangal district, has urged the government to ensure financial assistance to the orphan children for overseas education on the lines of schemes that are available for the Dalits, tribals and BCs. He also said the government should also consider facilitating orphans to get marriage alliances, take special care of HIV infected children among the orphans and also help them get married to HIV infected after attaining a stipulated age.

At its core, the Orphan Policy is driven by the State government’s commitment to provide holistic assistance to orphaned children within its borders. This assistance encompasses various facets of well-being, including education, healthcare, and financial aid, and is grounded in humanitarian principles. The government’s intention is to embrace these orphaned children as its own, pledging to offer them all the necessary resources and amenities they require to lead fulfilling lives.

The efforts undertaken by the State government have garnered positive responses from numerous organizations dedicated to the welfare of orphaned children. Mandala Parashuramulu, the former Chairperson of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in the erstwhile Warangal district, has voiced his support for these initiatives. He has appealed to the government to extend financial support to orphaned children for pursuing education abroad, drawing parallels to the schemes that exist for marginalized communities like Dalits, tribals, and BCs. Additionally, he has suggested that the government consider facilitating marriage alliances for orphaned children, provide specialized care for those who are HIV-infected, and support their marriage to similarly affected individuals after reaching a certain age.

He further emphasizes the importance of social integration and inclusivity for orphaned children, suggesting that the government should proactively work towards finding suitable life partners for them, ensuring their emotional well-being and future stability. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by HIV-infected orphaned children, Parashuramulu advocates for a specialized support system that addresses their medical, emotional, and social needs.

The significance of the Orphan Policy lies not only in its commitment to addressing the immediate needs of orphaned children but also in its vision for their long-term prosperity. By extending financial aid, education opportunities, and healthcare provisions, the policy aims to break the cycle of vulnerability and provide these children with the tools to become self-reliant and contributing members of society. This approach aligns with broader societal goals of empowerment and human development.

As the GWMC takes commendable strides in identifying orphaned children and integrating them into the State’s care framework, it sets a precedent for social responsibility and collective action. The State government’s dedication to not only safeguarding the welfare of these vulnerable children but also uplifting their quality of life showcases a commitment to compassion and progress. As various stakeholders come together to support these initiatives, the potential for positive change in the lives of orphaned children grows, reflecting a society that values and nurtures its most precious resource – its youth – regardless of their circumstances.

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