Congress to launch new aid activities: Azad | India News
NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia gandhi Thursday urged the government to announce free education for Covid orphans in Navodaya Vidyalayas. She noted that they were the legacy of the late PM Rajiv gandhi.
All Indian Congress Committee chair of the relief task force Ghulam Nabi Azad has said the party will expand its Covid relief work starting Friday, which marks the anniversary of the late prime minister’s death.
In a letter to Prime Minister Modi, he said that young children who lose their parents in the pandemic face an uncertain future.
“One of the most important legacies of my husband Rajiv Gandhi is the Navodaya Vidyalayas network. His dream was to make modern, high-quality education accessible and affordable for talented young people, predominantly from rural areas, ”he wrote. He also added: “I ask that you consider providing free education in Navodaya Vidyalayas to children who have lost both parents or the parent who makes money due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I feel like as a nation, we owe it to them. ”
With the idea of expanding the congressional relief work, Ghulam Nabi Azad said the party will start new activities from Friday.
“The newly formed relief task force held a series of meetings with party leaders across the country. He has drawn up a plan to launch new relief activities, ranging from the distribution of masks to first-aid kits and the start of ambulance services in all states, “said Azad.