MLA ushers in new facilities, adoption centre at Liluah Home
Kolkata: The Liluah Home for orphaned children has recently been spruced up, thanks to the initiative of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the MLA of Liluah, Vaishali Dalmia. An adoption centre has also taken off at the home so that inmates can find good families to grow up in.
The home, which has about 200 inmates at present, now boasts of a park, a badminton court, a swing and plenty of animals like giraffe and deer. Schools-both primary and higher classes-have also been opened at the home, so that orphaned and deserted children can study on the same premises.
"Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the minister for Women and Child Development Shashi Panja are helping us spruce up the home with funds. We have also opened an adoption centre here so that deserted and orphaned children can be rehabilitated," Vaishali Dalmia told Millennium Post.
The home is also where two recently rescued trafficked minors have been given shelter. Recently, a racket was busted with the help of the police, revealing that young women from poor families were trafficked, sold into the flesh trade and then dumped once they were pregnant or had babies. "We have given shelter to two young women victims at the shelter. We are looking for more such girls who need shelter," added Dalmia.
The first time Trinamool Congress MLA also said that some of the inmates of the home have been rehabilitated once their parents were found. They were sent back to their respective homes.
During the Durga Pujas, the children can shop at a special bazaar, set up to give them a taste of puja shopping and festive gaiety.