Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that the State government was committed for ensuring welfare of the every section of the society particularly the downtrodden and weaker sections. The Child Welfare Council was taking care of more than two thousand children through 140 Child Centres in the State.
As many as 36 Balwari Kendras were providing pre-school education to 180 children in the age group of three to six years and four Anganwari Kendras were engaged in training 2745 Anganwari Workers. Besides, a boarding school for the handicapped children was being run at Dhali in Shimla. He said that government was ensuring proper management and adequate facilities in Baal Ashram's.
Singh said that the Council was providing free shelter, food and other facilities to 154 special children, 171 orphans and semi-orphan children and seven elders in the State.