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Panghoora gets another girl child

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, March 05, 2013
First Published: 19:53 IST(5/3/2013) | Last Updated: 19:55 IST(5/3/2013)

The Panghoora put up by the district Red Cross Society received another abandoned girl child, who is said to be four-five months old. She is the 65th child received by Panghoora.

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"On the occasion of Women's Day, lectures seminar and discussions are held across the world and rights of women are debated. But the reality is that even today girls are not accepted by their families. The act of abandoning girls and leaving them in Panghoora reflects the hypocrisy of our society," said Ritu Aggarwal, wife of the deputy commissioner who received the child on Tuesday.

She stressed on the need for changing the mindset of the society, saying that in present times, there was no difference between a boy and a girl.

Panghoora, which was set up in 2008 to come to the aid of children who are abandoned by their parents, has received four boys and 61 girls so far.

The medical examination of the child has been conducted. She can be adopted by any willing couple after completing the necessary formalities, said Aggarwal.

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