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Prime Minister Modi announces ₹10 lakh fund, free education and other benefits for kids who lost parents to Covid-19 under ‘PM-CARES for Children’ scheme.

PM Modi Announced ‘PM-CARES for Children’ Scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that all children who have lost both parents or guardian to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) will be supported under ‘PM-CARES for Children’ scheme. Such children will get a monthly stipend once they turn 18 and a fund of ₹10 lakh when they turn 23 from PM-CARES, said the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), according to a release from the Press Information Bureau (PIB).

PM Modi tweeted and said, “Supporting our nation’s future! Several children lost their parents due to COVID-19. The Government will care for these children, ensure a life of dignity & opportunity for them. PM-CARES for Children will ensure education & other assistance to children.”

Chairing a meeting to deliberate on steps which can be taken to support such children, he said they will be supported under the “PM-CARES for Children scheme.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement that fixed deposits will be opened in the names of such children, and the PM-CARES fund will contribute through a specially designed scheme to create a corpus of ₹ 10 lakh for each of them.

PM Modi Announced ‘PM-CARES for Children’ Scheme

The PM said, “In such trying times it is our duty, as a society, to care for our children and instil hope for a bright future. All children who have lost both parents or surviving parent or legal guardian/adoptive parents due to Covid 19 will be supported under ‘PM-CARES for Children’ scheme.”

(Some content taken as it is from various well known news websites)

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