IITians change the lives of street kids
Six children spotted by four students of the Indian Institute of Technology had no idea that it meant a new beginning in their lives.india Updated: Jul 19, 2006 11:23 IST
Six children spotted by four students of the Indian Institute of Technology had no idea that it meant a new beginning in their lives.
The six kids were chosen from rehabilitation centres for grooming by four IIT students who had benefited last year by a similar initiative conducted by the Super-30, an NGO. The four IIT students — Jainesh Sinha, Harsh Pallav, Saurav Kumar and Roshan Kumar wish to help these children realise their dreams.
Among these six children is Sipu, who became addicted to drugs. He used to earn Rs 90 a day, but half of his daily earnings were spent in buying his daily dose of drugs. But it was noticed that despite being an addict, he had an extraordinary memory and reasoning power.
"I am feeling very nice and important here. I want to become a police officer so that I can catch the thieves," said Sipu, a destitute. Abhayanand, Additional DGP and the president of Super-30, said many such children have the potential to grow in life and their talent should be tapped.