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Kolkata portal to help trace missing kids

The website will have personal details and photos of missing kids to help parents search for wards, free of cost, from any part of the country.

kolkata Updated: Jul 03, 2007 21:37 IST


To help distraught parents find their missing loved ones, the Don Bosco Forum and Loreto Day School (Sealdah) have jointly floated an exclusive website.

The site

will have personal details and photographs of the missing kids to enable the parents search for their wards, free of cost, from any part of the country, a spokesperson of Missing Child Search (MCS) Network, a web-based application, told reporters in Kolkata on Saturday.

To be operated and viewed regularly by personnel who are part of the network from all over the country, the site will upload and download information to be shared to trace the children easier and faster.

Complimenting the initiative, West Bengal Minister of Social welfare, Women and Child Development, Bishwanath Chowdhury said "anyone who loses his/her child can lodge a complaint and search their children online.

"This pilot project has already traced 20,000 children in the last four months, of which 3,000 have been safely sent home", Chowdhury, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said.

Father George Mathew, National Director, Don Bosco Forum said, "It is not merely a website, but a follow-up movement for the children who can be at risk in difficult circumstances".

The endeavour is facilitated by Homelink Network and Don Bosco Ashalayam, Howrah.

First Published: Jun 30, 2007 22:53 IST