By OURSTAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 1 Jan: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that the state government is the guardian of the inmates of the Nari Niketan and the girls in the State Juvenile Home. There is a need for continuous efforts to connect the girls and the inmates with the mainstream of society. He has instructed the District Child Protection Officer, Dehradun, that besides education, girls living in Nari Niketan should be imparted training in employment-oriented skills and horticulture, etc. For this, a contract should be signed with the skill development department. The Chief Minister has also directed regular health check-up of the girls and inmates living in Nari Niketan. He said that all the needs of the mentally disabled inmates ought to be taken care of.
On the occasion of New Year, today, the Chief Minister went to the Kedarpuram situated State Reform Home, Nari Niketan and Government Juvenile Home and extended New Year wishes to the boys and girls, as well as other inmates. He directed the District Probation Officer/District Child Protection Officer, Dehradun, to develop the Nari Niketan building in the form of a green building. Keeping in view the growing number of inmates, state-of-the-art facilities needed to be developed there. He had informal talks with the boys in the State Juvenile Home. Chief Minister asked the boys and girls about their studies, future plans and interests and encouraged them to adopt a positive attitude towards life.