Operation Muskan: 86 children reunited with families in July
As many as 86 missing children were reunited with their family members under a one month's Operation Muskan-3 held by the Gautam Buddh Nagar district police from July 1 to July 31.
Around 28 kids were rescued from the Gautam Buddh Nagar district while 58 were rescued from the nearby districts following a dedicated search and rescue operation by the police.
Under the operation, around 22 teams of police officials were sent to various districts of nearby states to know the whereabouts of the missing children.
The teams were then dispatched to Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Gwalior, Ambala, Bikaner, Ludhiyana, Jaipur, Kota, Rohtak, Dehradun, Haridwar, Saharanpur, Muzaffarpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad and other parts of Uttar Pradesh.
These teams visited different shelter homes, footpaths, orphanages, railway stations and hotels in search of missing children. The officials were provided booklets which contained the details of the missing children along with their pictures.
On Wednesday, Noida police and district administration held a press conference and shared the details of 86 missing kids.
Senior Superintendent of Gautam Buddh Nagar police, Love Kumar said, "During Operation Muskan, 86 children, were recovered and reunited with their respective families. Besides constituting teams at police station level, couple of special teams was also formed for the operation. It has been observed that the children who get separated from their parents boarded the buses and trains and reached the other cities. The purpose behind launching the drive was to rescue all such children".
On the occasion, IG Meerut Ram Kumar and Noida Authority CEO Amit Mohan Prasad joined the programme and appreciated police work.
Addressing the Media, B N Singh, district magistrate, said that the administration will make efforts in the way of providing free education to these children.
"We will fund education of these children who are residents of Noida. They will be given financial helps through government schemes if they are financially poor," Singh said.