‘guv To Help In Bringing Law For Adult Orphans To Stay In Orphanages’ | Nagpur News – Times of India


Nagpur: Social worker Shankar Baba Papalkar on Tuesday said that Maharashtra governor Ramesh Bais has assured him of help in bringing a law to allow orphans to stay in orphanages even after they attain adulthood.
The governor visited Papalkar’s orphanage at Wazzar village in Amravati last week that houses 123 orphans. Most of these orphans are physically challenged children, including blind, who were abandoned by their parents and families. The octogenarian has been demanding such a law for a long time.
With the help of these orphans, Papalkar had planted over 15,000 trees around their orphanage. With proper care over the years, the entire area became green. He wants the government to replicate his model in other parts of the state.
“As per a survey, every year over one lakh orphans who attain adulthood are thrown out of the orphanages. There is no record to know about their whereabouts. I am fighting for a legislation to keep such children in orphanages till they themselves opt to go out. I want the government to take some steps regarding this,” he said.
The Goa government’s divyang and other departments have invited Papalkar to give a presentation on his demand for a law providing lifelong stay for the orphans at the orphanages and his Wazzar model of tree plantation. Chief Justice of India Dhananjay Chandrachud would be the chief guest of the event.

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