MP Ashram making capable adults of sex workers' kids

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Morena, MP, Oct 20 (UNI) It is called the world's oldest profession but nomadic tribes' women who are into prostitution do not want to condemn their daughters to a life of flesh trade.

Many of such women have sent their children to this district town's Abhyuday Ashram so that the young ones receive a proper education and grow into capable adults. The Ashram -- managed through government assistance and aid from various sources -- is a second home for about 225 such children, including 125 girls. The young ones receive free food, clothes and education.

''The Ashram was set up in 1992 and has been working for social uplift since then,'' Ashram head Ramsanehi -- who has been battling against the social evil of flesh trade in nomadic tribes for the past five decades -- told UNI here.

Twenty years back, when never-say-die Ramsanehi was helping in having raids conducted on brothels in a no-holds-barred conflict against prostitution, certain persons annunced a Rs 5 lakh reward on his life but the man displayed true courage under fire by advancing unmoved and unconcerned about the looming danger.

''The children hail from this state's Panna, Damoh, Sagar, Vidisha districts, Uttar Pradesh's Etawah, Kanpur, Auraiya districts, Rajasthan's Dholpur district and Maharashtra. Some of our beneficiaries even obtained employment in government and the private sector. Two dozen girls earned national-level laurels in kabaddi, kho kho, weightlifting, judo, karate and other sports,'' he said.

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