Children would have access to a free education. In addition to tuition costs, the government will cover other required expenses and provide for their upbringing
The Delhi government declared on Friday that children who have lost their parents to Covid-19 would receive free education. In addition to offering free schooling, the government would also cover the costs of the children’s upbringing. Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, tweeted on his official account, “There are many children whose both parents have died, and the Delhi government will cover all costs associated with their education and upbringing. The Delhi government will also look after the elderly who have lost children.”
In a press conference today, CM Kejriwal said that families who have lost earning members due to Covid-19 can receive financial assistance, but they also need care and affection. “They need compassion. It is my wish that all of the families’ neighbours and relatives look after them. These families are dealing with a lot of difficulties. Offer them affection. We are a family of two million people in Delhi. We need to support each other in these dark times. On the occasion of the Eid festival, I pray for everyone’s health and happiness “According to CM Kejriwal.
The chief minister also stated that in the last 24 hours, the state has reported about 8,500 incidents, down from over 28,000 on April 20, and that the positivity rate has dropped to 12%, down from 36% on April 22. But, he said, the battle against the coronavirus is far from over, and there is no space for leniency. Following his announcement of free education for the designated children, he took into account senior citizens who were reliant on their children for income but have now lost them due to COVID-19. “Don’t worry, your this son (Kejriwal) is still alive,” he said. “All those families who have lost their sole source of income due to COVID will be supported by the government,” he said in a tweet video of his press conference.
Other states and union territories, such as Jammu and Kashmir, Chattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh, have recently taken the initiative to provide free education to orphaned children as a result of COVID-19, as well as financial assistance to families who have lost earning members as a result of the disease. Children who lost their parents or guardians to COVID-19 would get free education, a monthly stipend of Rs. 5000, and monthly pensions, according to Madhya Pradesh state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The state will also offer loans to people who want to operate on government guarantees, according to the Chief Minister.
In the last 24 hours, Delhi has recorded 10,000 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest number in recent days. In a similar development, the government of Chhattisgarh has agreed to fund the education of children who lost their parents as a result of COVID-19. State Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel writes on Twitter that the government will work to shape the orphaned children’s future.