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S Dinajpur DM visits adoption home in Hili

BALURGHAT: South Dinajpur District Magistrate Nikhil Nirmal visited a special adoption home in Hili for children on Thursday, to take stock of its overall infrastructure and see how the home runs in adherence to guidelines.

Nirmal, who was accompanied by Additional District Magistrate (LR/Social Welfare) Pranab Kumar Ghosh, said: "I have inspected the home to see what steps the authorities have taken so far to take care of the children residing there. I have also talked to the concerned authorities and instructed them of initiating maximum efforts for regular health checkups of infants."

"The children should be provided nutritious food. No negligence regarding the matter will be tolerated," he added.

Nirmal and Ghosh have also received a statistical data about procedural details of adoption of children, from the home authorities during the inspection.

According to a source, the home has been running thanks to a non-profitable organisation for a few years. At present, 12 children are residing there. Recently, three children were adopted by parents hailing from Texas, Florida and Singapore.

"We are satisfied after visiting the home. The home authorities have cooperated during our visit as well," Nirmal said.

The District Magistrate said that an old-age home is also being planned in an adjoining campus of the home. The officials inspected the spot for that as well.

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