Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Governor has advised temple trusts to come forward towards charitable activities and fund the education of children living in various ashrams.

The Governor, in an Annual General Meeting of HP State Child Welfare Council held at Rajbhawan, today, stated that temple trusts, philanthropists’ alongwith affluent section of the society should come forward by helping the educational institutions with funds and resources and ensure not even a single child left without good education.

Acharya Devvrat stressed upon the need for regular visits by members of Council and stakeholder departments to the Centers being run by the Council so that welfare of inmates living in various Ashrams could be better ensured. The Governor said

“serving mankind is true service to the almighty and added that children of the nation were assets of the country”

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that the special children should be given vocational training in the trades they are interested in rather than imposing on them.

He issued instructions for surprise checks and monitoring of Bal Ashrams, orphanages and old age homes in the State. Chief Minister said that trained teachers should be deployed in ‘Shishu Grih’ (children homes).

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Dr. (Col.) Dhani Ram Shandil, Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment, Anuradha Thakur, Principal Secretary Health Prabodh Saxena, Secretary to Governor Pushpendra Rajput, Director Child & Women Development Mansi Sahai Thakur, Deputy Commissioners of various districts, HODs, Senior Officers of the State Government, official and non-official members of Child Welfare Council were present on this occasion.