Indraprastha Vishwa Hindu Parishad (IVHP) adopted 25 street children from various slums of Delhi for providing free education, health and for all-round development. Most of the children belong to the families where parents are suffering from leprosy for a long time. About half a dozen children are from the families of Dadiya Luhar who are said to be the ancestors of the great emperor Maharana Pratap.
Welcoming the children, IVHP president Swadesh Pal Gupta said by following the path of Daridra Narayan sewa the VHP has adopted so many children for their development and many of them are performing well in their studies. “Through various projects, we are working for the uplift of weaker sections of the society including those suffering from leprosy. Blessing the children at Saraswati Bal Mandir, Nehru Nagar, social worker and director of an orphanage home Sadhvi Samta Shri said we feel proud when a child picked up from streets performs with flying colours. I am confident that the children would become educationally, culturally and physically sound, she added. The function was presided over by Shri Lalit Kapoor.