On 21-01-2023 06:15AM a female child was recieved by Dr. Gurpreet Kaur Johal, Sudan, Chairperson
Indian Red Cross Society, district branch Amritsar,
in Pangoora making it 189th child (158 Female and 31 Male)
received so far.
District Red Cross Society has launched a cradle scheme from 01-01-2008. A Pangoora was installed at main gate of Red Cross Bhawan along with electric bell. It has been observed that moral values in the society are declining and crime rate is alarming day by day. Due to this menace the subject of illegal/unwanted newly born babies is challenging a new problem in the society. It has been noticed that such babies are often thrown in bushes or in dustbins where such babies are endangered to their life by the stray dogs. This is a great sin and is against all values and norms of the society. Keeping in view this menace, Distt. Red Cross Society, Amritsar has come forward and has launched a Cradle on 01-01-2008.
In response, 189 children have been received in Pangoora so far and after making all formalities / paper work, these children have been shifted to Shishu Grah Trust Jalandhar and Swami Ganga Nand Bhuri Wale International Foundation Dham Village -Talwandi Khurd Ludhiana for their further legal adoption under LAPA (Legal Adoption and Placement Agency).
For child adoption application
Click here to Goto Child Adoption and Resource Authority Website
To keep the people more aware under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, a lohri festival was celebrated with Pomp and Show on 12-01-2016 at Red Cross Bhawan, Amritsar. The great celebration of 100th female child received in Pangoora was initiated specially with the movement of female foeticide.
To improve the adverse sex ratio and PNDT Act, a grant of Rs. 5.00 lacs was received from Director Social Security Women and Child Development Department, Chandigarh. For the purpose a committee comprising DEO (S), Principal, SR Government College for Women and Executive Secretary of Red Cross was constituted. Under this scheme books related with prominent personalities of Women Empowerment worth Rs. 3 lakhs were purchased from National Book Trust of India, Ministry of HR and Development, New Delhi and were sent to various government educational and other institutions of District Amritsar and the remaining amount of Rs. 2.00 lakhs was allocated to SDM's, Civil Surgeon and DEO(S) for spending on activities like organizing Natak, Seminar, Cultural Progrmmmes, Awareness & Improvement of adverse sex ratio and PNDT Act through BDPO's, CDPO's and Anganwari Workers.