Stuck due to curfew in Patiala, 3-year-old reunited with parents in Jammu

PATIALA, Apr 17 (Agencies): Acting swiftly, Social Security, Women and Child Development Department’s district body Patiala Child Welfare Unit reunited the three-year-old child with his parents in Jammu with the assistance of a Child Welfare Unit of Jammu.
Mayankvir Singh was stuck with his maternal grandparents in Patiala due to nationwide curfew and lockdown in the wake of the spread of coronavirus.
Patiala Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit said Mayankvir of Kathua had come to meet his maternal grandparents at Urban Estate Phase-II, while his mother Puneet Kaur was staying at Kathua. Father Ajit Singh works in a bank in Gwalior. He said Mayankvir’s maternal grandparents and mother had approached the office of the District Child Protection Unit Patiala and asked for help.
Assistant Commissioner (General) Ismat Vijay Singh, in coordination with the Patiala Child Welfare Unit, established contact with Kathua Child Welfare Unit and provided the inter-state pass for sending the child to his parental home at Kathua.
Subsequently, District Programme Officer Gulbahar Singh Toor and District Child Protection Officer Rupwant Kaur made the arrangements for sending him to Kathua.
After Mayankvir’s arrival at the Jammu border, he was examined by a medical team of the Jammu administration and handed over to his mother Puneet Kaur. She appreciated the endeavour of the district administration and Punjab government.

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