Child friendly space and safe living condition was the focus at Raahgiri-5 in Berhampur. On the occasion of Mother’s Day at Raahgiri-5 more than 200 children participated and taken pledge from the citizens against child labour, child marriage and child trafficking, female foeticide and discrimination. This has created a sense of care like their mother for the children among the citizens.
Children from 30 slums participated in Raahgiri-5 in the city. They all participated in the ‘take a pledge’ campaign. Then they also participated in making puzzle games on Mother’s Day. Children in large scale also participated in the fun game like story-telling, tug of war, ring throw, kabaddi etc. Children enjoyed the opportunity feel like their own neighbourhood. On the other hand volunteers Swati, Ronalisa, Shivani, Jyoti, Madhumoy from Bakul Foundation joined children and made them fun and feel privileged.
Among the guests today’s Raahgiri Sri Manoj Kumar Mahanty, Commissioner, Berhampur Municipal Corporation, Smt. Dipti Mahapatra, Secretary, Berhampur Development Authority and Sub-collector Sri. Laxmikanta Sethi joined children and signed the ‘take a pledge’ note.
Youth for Social Development (YSD) has been working to improve the living condition of children living in urban poverty since 2012. Children from Raghupati Nagar, Jagannath Nagar, Gramdevati Bauri street, Old Berhampur Bauri street, Jagabandhu Bandh huda, Purnabasi Colony. Lanjipali Goudabandh Street, Telgu Street, Ankuli Gudia Bandh Street, Ambapua Bauri Street, Khodasingi Bauri Street and Dhimira Bauri Street participated. Youth volunteers Bala Das, Bidyut parava Das, Pinky Das, Radha Dash, Banita Nayak, Jharana Das, Jyoti Das, Basant Das, Rinky Patra, Suprava Das and Sumi Maharana coordinated the programmee.