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Friday 7 January 2005

Indian Govt. to help tsunami orphaned children

Voicing concern over children orphaned by the tsunami disaster, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, today declared that the Government would provide education, sustenance and support to them till class XII.

Observing that special attention be given to their rehabilitation and well-being, he said Government agencies have been asked to adopt the children and also assist non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in doing the same.

This was stated by the Prime Minister at a meeting of the Group of Ministers constituted by him to monitor the on-going relief operations in tsunami-hit areas on the mainland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Information and Broadcasting Seretary Navin Chawla, told reporters here.

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