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Government will support children who lost their parents to Covid-19 through PM Cares | India News


NEW DELHI: The government on Saturday he announced his decision to provide free education to kids who lost their parents to Covid-19.
According to a press release issued by the government, these children will receive a monthly stipend once they turn 18 and a fund of Rs 10 lakh when they turn 23 from the PM CARES fund.
The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss and deliberate on steps that can be taken to support children who have lost their parents due to Covid-19.
“Children represent the future of the country and we will do everything possible to support and protect children,” the prime minister was quoted as saying in the government statement.
The prime minister further said that it is our duty, as a society, to take care of our children.
“They will be helped to obtain a student loan for higher education and PM CARES will pay interest on the loan,” the government said.
Children will also get free 5 lakh rupee health insurance under Ayushman Bharat up to the age of 18, the premium of which will be paid by the government through PM CARES.
For children under the age of 10, the child will be admitted to the nearest Kendriya Vidyalaya or a private school as a day student. If the child is admitted to a private school, the rates according to the RTE rules will be given from the PM CARES.
PM-CARES will also pay for uniforms, textbooks, and notebooks.
For children between 11 and 18 years old, the child will be admitted to any central government residential school, such as Sainik school, Navodaya Vidyalaya, etc.
In case the child remains in the care of a guardian / grandparents / extended family, then he will be allowed admission to the nearest Kendriya Vidyalaya or private school as a day student.

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