Women helpline became helpful for 28 girl students
Information found on chief minister's facebook page
Dharamshsala: The Women’s helpline Service Canter of SDM office, Palampur in Kangra district, has proved to be very helpful for the 28 female students, who were stuck in Delhi for the last 40 days. With the initiative of this helpline their return home is now in sight. These are the students of Bhartiya Jan Sewa Sansthaan of Daihan in Palampur subdivision, and live there in the Hostel. Director of the hostel, Sheetal said that on the Facebook page of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, she received information about the women’s helpline in Palampur and talked to an woman officer on mobile number available on it, and was immediately helped.
According to Sheetal, 28 girls from the north-western states of Assam, Meghalya and Nagaland are residing in the Bhartiya Jan Sewa Sansthaan’s Hostel at Shiv Mandir Daihan Tehsil Palampur. These girls are studying in classes first to 12th in Government Senior Secondary School Daihan.
She said, “Before the lockdown in the country, all the children boarded the bus for their homes from Mandanda in Kangra to Pathankot and reached Delhi from Pathankot by train on 22 March. The girls were to leave for their respective states from Delhi by rail and the booking was done in advance.” She further added that due to the lockdown and ban on movement of trains in curfew, the girls have been stuck in Sanatam Dharma Temple, Nehru Nagar in Delhi for the last 40 days. “Children and their parents are very upset as they trapped in a red zone like Delhi,” she said.
Sheetal said, “When some movement of trains started in the country, the girls hoped to reach their homes. But because the rail fare paid earlier is not being returned as yet, the problem of money to buy fresh ticket came across. And at this juncture the Palampur administration came forward to help the girl students.”
Sheetal said that after talking on the women's helpline, SDM Palampur, Dharmesh Ramotra phoned her, understood their problem and transferred the money to their account today. “The information available on the Chief Minister's Facebook page and the Mahila Suvidha Seva Kendra Helpline proved to be a boon for these girls. All the students thanked Chief Minister Jairam Thakur,” said Sheetal.
SDM Dharmesh Ramotra said that the Mahila Suvidha Seva Kendra helpline has been started in Palampur with the idea that women in lockdown and curfew can also put their problems in front of the administration easily. He said that women are happy to convey their words in a better and easier way due to the posting of women officers in this help line.
He said, “Sheetal called on the Mahila Suvidha Seva Kendra Helpline that she was stuck in Delhi with 28 girl students. I personally spoke to Sheetal on the phone and assured her all possible help. Palampur administration has provided help of Rs. 30 thousand so that the children can reach their homes.”