Destitute kids allowed to attend school

TNN | Jan 22, 2012, 03.40 AM IST

NEW DELHI: There is good news for 44 of the 392 destitute children at Asha Kiran Home in Rohini, who had been denied admission in a mainstream school despite being found eligible for formal schooling. After intervention by the chief secretary, Delhi, the department of social welfare agreed to send these children out of the home to attend classes at a nearby school. The admission process for these children was started on Saturday with the filling up of forms for six students. 

TOI had reported on November 7, 2011, how a tussle between the education and social welfare departments of the Delhi government had got in the way of the children being sent to school. The children aged between five and 18 years were found eligible for mainstream education on the basis of an HC order and assessment by 12 resource teachers from the DoE. 

Two arrested for killing mediator 

Two persons, wanted in a murder case in Bawana, were arrested on Saturday. Identified as Rajan and Sonelal, residents of Samaipur Badli, they had reportedly beaten to death one Ram Sewak when he tried to intervene in a street fight last August.