The landslide in Irshalwadi village, Raigad district, Maharashtra, has claimed 22 lives, including those of several children. In the wake of this tragedy, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that he will adopt the orphaned children and provide them with support.
The Shrikant Shinde Foundation, run by CM Shinde’s son, will be responsible for the children’s education and other expenses. An FD (Fixed deposit) will be made for each child to fund their education.
CM Shinde visited the site of the landslide on Thursday and assessed the ongoing relief and rescue efforts. He also extended an ex-gratia of ₹5 lakhs to the families of the deceased.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also expressed his condolences and solidarity with the people of Maharashtra. He has assured CM Shinde that four National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed to help with the rescue operations.
CM Shinde’s gesture to adopt the orphaned children is a compassionate one, and it will provide much-needed support to these young souls who have been through an unimaginable tragedy. The Shrikant Shinde Foundation’s efforts to ensure their well-being and education are a ray of hope in these trying times.
The landslide in Irshalwadi is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of being prepared for natural disasters. We hope that the rescue efforts are successful and that the families of the deceased are able to find peace.
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