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Children Of Odisha Jail Inmates Celebrate Rakhi


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15 August 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: Not only utmost care is taken for upbringing and grooming of jail inmates' children, efforts are also made so that they taste the various flavours of our cultural heritage and never feel cut off from the mainstream.

For this, Maitremayee ashram that houses such innocent children organised a grand celebration for 'Rakhi'. While the parents of these kids are serving jail terms across Odisha, this shelter home at the capital city is taking care of the upbringing.

Many welfare organisations and film stars reached the shelter home to celebrate with the kids. They said, "We’re very glad to visit this place and are very happy to see these kids happy. They are staying here away from their parents. We do not want them to feel lonely in the auspicious occasion of universal brotherhood.”

The girls said, “We’ve received so much love and affection that it doesn’t feel like we are alone, we do not feel like our parents are in the jail. We tied rakhi and made a lot of brothers here. We feel at home here”.

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