SAKINA ITOO Distributes Cheques worth Rs 25 Lakh to J&K Yateem Foundation Orphanages.

KULGAM, AUGUST 20: Minister for Social welfare, Ms Sakina Itoo on Monday handed over cheques amounting to Rs 25 lakhs as grant in aid to Chairman J&K Yateem Foundation Mohammad Rafiq Lone at an awareness camp sponsored by J&K State Rehabilitation Council here.

The amount will be utilized for expanding and completing the ongoing construction work of two orphanages run by J&K Yateem foundation. The Minister handed over a Cheque of Rs 10 Lakh for Baitul Hilal, Chawalgam Kulgam and another Cheque of Rs 15 lakh for Baitul Hilal, Hudri Kishtwar to the Chairman.

The under construction orphanage at Hudri Kishtwar has a capacity to accommodate as many as 120 inmates. Over Rs. 75.56 lacs have been spent on the construction work till July 31, 2013. The orphanage at Chawalgam Kulgam houses as many as 40 orphan children and over Rs. 1.07 Crores have been spent on its construction.

Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Mir Jehangir, Director Social Welfare Farooq Ahmad Khan, Executive Director J&K State Rehabilitation Council Hafiza Muzaffar, Director Tribal affairs Ali Raza besides large number of people and Children were present on the occasion.

Issued by Press & Public Relation Division