GUWAHATI, July 31: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma provided financial assistance under Chief Minister’s Sishu Seva Scheme (Phase-II) to 8 orphans who lost their parents during Covid-19 pandemic in a programme held at Janata Bhawan on Sunday.
The orphans who received the assistance include Manjeet Baro, Taslima Khatun, Raju Chouhan, Annas Ali, Arjun Pegu, Shiba Pegu, Shivani Pegu and Priyanka Kalita.
On the occasion, the chief minister also provided financial assistance to the orphaned children of the horrible Satekona murder case, Tuesbar R. Marak and Joreka R. Marak, both residents of Satekona village under Boko Police Station in Kamrup district. They are the two surviving children of late Moinod D. Sangma and late Salje R. Marak, who were murdered by miscreants on the night of September 1, 2021.
Under the assistance given, the children will be provided with a monthly income scheme (MIS) of Rs 3,500 per month, being the interest accrued on a Fixed Deposit of Rs 7.67 lakh deposited in their respective names. The MIS will continue till they attain the age of 24 years, when the principal amount will be deposited into their savings accounts.
Cultural Affairs minister Bimal Bora, Rajya Sabha MP Pabitra Margherita, chief secretary Jishnu Barua and other senior officials were also present.