Tiny destitutes now dream of better future

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Ranchi, Nov 18 (UNI) Devastated and rendered destitutes the first batch, comprising 22 children of the targetted 100, particularly flood victims from Bihar, arrived this morning to be formally put in Star International School, and were given a warm welcome by school students at the scenic Sidho Kanho park here.

Today, almost after three months, a number of them sought to leave behind their agonising past and begin a fresh life with dreams.

Their faces glowed with subdued enjoyment and disbelief to be received with such welcome as some family members, who came from Madhepura and Saharsha along with them, could not hold back their tears.

Dhaniya, father of Laxmi, heaved a sigh of relief anticipating a bright future for the child, but had to leave her with a heavy heart as the thought of staying away from her crossed his mind.

''What to do... it is all for the children's future... I am ready to put her in school,'' he told UNI here.

The Louis Educational And (Social) Development Society (LEADS), an NGO, has taken up a project - 'Samvedna' - that aims to offer hope to 100 flood victim children in the age group of six to 11 years.

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