Army constructs 'Basera' for terrorism hit children
11 June 2003
The Daily Excelsior
Daily Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu: To provide relief and rehabilitation to the children who have become orphan because of ongoing terrorism in the State, Army has launched 'Project Basera' and constructed a Care Home and Rehabilitation Centre at Doda. Rs 28 lakhs have been spent so far on the project which was undertaken to provide facilities like boarding and lodging for 50 children, education up to class XII, uniform, books and stationery and recreation facilities. The 'Basera' complex contains two living halls for children, staff room, dining hall, cook house and toilets. Basic necessities like beds, furniture, cupboards, dinning tables, chairs and deep freezer have also been provided at the centre. Children orphaned due to acts of terrorism and other deserving cases have been prioritised for admission at the 'Basera'. Orphanage at the centre are looked after by 'Bhoo Mitra Sangh', a Non- Governmental Organisation, based at Prem Nagar Doda. The State Government has also sanctioned Rs 5 lakh as recurring expenditure annually.