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Adviser meets Children at Snehalaya


Adviser meets Children at Snehalaya


Chandigarh, 29th July 2019: Shri. Manoj Kumar Parida (IAS), Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh alongwith Home Secretary, Secretary Social Welfare, visited Children’s Home Snehalaya for Boys, Maloya  to review the functioning and infrastructural upkeep managed by the Department of Social Welfare Women and Child Development, Chandigarh.

 Snehalaya for Boys is a Children’s Home, registered under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 and at present 94 children in need of care and protection are residing in the Home. The array of facilities such as formal and informal education, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, counselling services, remedial classes, vocational training courses, Multi-purpose Hall, library besides the basic facilities provided to children were inspected by the Adviser to the Administrator.

 The visit commenced with welcome of Shri. Manoj Kumar Parida with a mesmerizing band performance by children residing in the Home followed by a round of the Administrative block of Snehalaya where children were attending vocational courses in the trade of Electrical, Cooking & Baking, Computers. Besides this children in the age group of 7-12 years were attending Remedial Classes. A Special Educator was taking class of few Intellectually disabled children of Snehalaya when the Adviser interacted with children.

 He also visited the Dormitories/residential area where children reside and appreciated the facilities provided by the Department of Social Welfare, Education Department for educational facilities and work done by the Engineering Department

 Further, to spread the message of rich-green environment amongst young citizens of India, Shri. Manoj Kumar Parida (IAS), Adviser to the Administrator; Shri. Arun Kumar Gupta (IAS), Home Secretary and Shri. B.L. Sharma (IAS), Secretary Social Welfare planted saplings in the campus of Snehalaya.

The plantation was followed by a meeting of the stakeholders which was chaired by the Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh wherein suggestions for improvement were invited from Home Secretary, Secretary Social Welfare, Chief Engineer, Director Social Welfare, Chairperson Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Program Manager Union Territory Child Protection Society, District Child Protection Officer, members of Child Welfare Committee, Staff of Snehalaya for Boys and other senior officers.


The Adviser took note of the suggestions and ensured necessary intervention will be made in convergence by the various Departments of Chandigarh Administration to provide a better environment for a holistic growth of the children, good education and better rehabilitation of these children. The Adviser encouraged them to do self-study and said that irrespective of any position the ultimate achievement depends upon the internal capabilities of a person.

Social Welfare