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Police launch playschools as part of ‘phulwari’

Faizan Haider, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 21, 2013
First Published: 23:45 IST(21/1/2013) | Last Updated: 23:47 IST(21/1/2013)

In a bid to provide a safe and healthy environment to children of daily wage labourers, the Delhi Police have started two playschools. As part of the initiative called  'Phulwari', the Delhi Police has set up two crèches at Mangolpuri and Jahangirpuri area, where day care facilities will be provided to underprivileged children.

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"Working mothers from poor background have no option but to leave their children at home when they go to work. These children face multiple disadvantages and risks. Besides suffering mentally and physically due to lack of care, they are also easy targets of anti-social elements," said BS Jaiswal, DCP (outer).

"And, unfortunately, education also takes a backseat. These kids deserve much better and 'Phulwari', a joint venture of the Delhi Police and the community will provide a safe and healthy environment to children of working mothers and will protect them from possible abuse," he added. Currently, the northern range of Delhi Police runs two such centres at Mangolpuri and Jahangirpuri, where children of the age group 3-6 are being provided with learning and other facilities.

So far, 60 underprivileged children have been enrolled under this initiative. The police will open more such centres in other parts of the city.


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