A two-year-old baby girl left abandoned at the Pangura (cradle) installed by Red Cross Society in Ludhiana was handed over to NGO Swami Ganga Nand Bhuriwale International Foundation on Monday. According to Pangura Ghar staff, the baby girl is 10th child who came under Pangura scheme at Bal Bhawan in Sarabha Nagar since 2010.
This girl baby was left abandoned by some unidentified person in the cradle by pressing the bell that was installed outside the window through which the child was left in the cradle.
This scheme was launched by the former deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari with the aim that nobody could kill or abandon their babies in fields, dumps or any unsafe place. If they don’t want to keep a baby then they could leave them here under Pangura scheme.
Red Cross Society chairperson Ritu Aggarwal handed over the child to SGB International Foundation.
Pangura Ghar senior member Sarabjit Kaur Grewal said, “As many as 10 babies have come under this scheme so far and majority were females.”
Swami Ganga Nand Bhuriwale International Foundation secretary Kuldeep Singh said the child would reside at SGB Bal Ghar at Dham Talwandi near Mullanpur. He said the baby was left at Pangura Ghar around 10am on Saturday after which they got a call from the DC office.
“After completing all required process, people can also register at SGB Bal Ghar in Dham Talwandi for adopting child. Majority of babies who came earlier at Pangura have been adopted,” he said.