New Delhi: A group of 50 orphan children,
including nineteen girls today arrived in the national capital
for an educational tour from the Naxal affected districts of
Dantewada and Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.
The children, who had either lost one or both of their
parents to naxal violence, have been brought here for a
four-day visit by the CRPF and are expected to meet President
Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home
Minister P Chidambaram.
The aim of the tour is to familiarise these children
to developed areas of the country like Delhi. They will later
be taken to the Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Jantar Mantar,
India Gate and Qutab Minar till their stay here on December
20, a CRPF officer said.
The children are students of a school run by the CRPF
in Dantewada-- Astha gurukul vidyalaya.
The initiative is the first where children from naxal
violence hit states are being brought for educational and
entertainment excursions, the officer said.