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Patiala police lauches project 'Navjeevan' to rescue and rehabilitate homeless and the destitute

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | April 05, 2021 08:01 PM

PATIALA: Patiala Police has come up with an innovative project, namely NAVJEEVAN, under the auspices of Patiala Police’s UMEED Support Centre, to rescue destitute and homeless people with the active support of local NGOs.

While inaugurating the project at All India Pingal Ashram, SSP Patiala, Vikram Jeet Duggal said, “The goal would be to reunite the destitute with their families and loved ones”

“Apart from saving innocent lives, NAVJEEVAN aims to accomplish a number of goals, including preventing human and organ trafficking, reducing crime, and improving the urban environment of the district in general and Patiala City in particular”, said Duggal.

SSP appealed to the public, especially youth to come forward and take ownership of the project NAVJEEVAN in order to make it a huge success by saving more and more lives.

During the very first day of launch, a team of Umeed volunteers and policemen rescued 8 destitute people including one male and seven females

While giving credit to the team, Duggal disclosed that Dr Simrat Kaur, SP Headquarters and Bindu Bala DSP Crime against Women have been in the forefront to execute the strategy for the rescue operations under the aegis of NAVJEEVAN

Duggal thanked Baba Balbir Singh, founder of the old age home and Pingal Ashram, Sanour Road, Patiala and other volunteers for their contributions towards rehabilitating the needy. He made special mention and thanked the eminent citizens including doctors, psychologists and lawyers who are working with the UMEED support centre and their contributions to achieve various objectives of NAVJEEVAN

Speaking on the occasion, Baba Balbir Singh, Founder of Old Age care center said that this is the first time a senior police officer has visited this Ashram which is a matter of pride for us. We hope that with the help of the police administration we will try to carry out this noble cause more smoothly.

Mrs. Manpreet Kaur SHO Police Station Women and Satinderpal Kaur Walia, a distinguished Social Worker were also present during the event

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