Aadhaar data helps trace families of three mentally challenged youth
The Aadhaar enrolment drive initiated by the Union government has helped many missing people to find their lost families. Similarly, an Aadhaar card enrolment drive has helped three missing children with intellectual and developmental disabilities housed in a State-run orphanage in the city to unite with their families in Bengaluru on Thursday.
When the regional office of Unique Identification Authority of India went on a drive to enrol the children living at the Child Welfare Committee Orphanage, they could not enrol three children as they were found to be already registered with UIDAI. Upon further investigation, it was found that the three children had already registered their names with different addresses.
Nikith Kumar who is 16-year-old was bought to orphanage since he couldn't remember his name. He was enrolled for Aadhaar on July 20 which was then rejected as duplicate. With the help of address and other credentials, the officials were able to trace his parents.
Similarly, the credentials of Master Omprakash (20), was rejected as the biometric credentials were matched with Omprakash Prajapathi of Jharkhand. When UIDAI office contacted the parents, they acknowledged that that Omprakash was their missing son.
The officials could also trace Karthi P Pichandi, 20, who was brought to orphange on September 2013. He was also registered with his earlier in Chendathur village of Vellore district in Tamil Nadu.