Anees-ul-Ghurba gets a facelift

Written by | January 21, 2014 | 0
Hyderabad, Jan 21:

City’s oldest orphanage Anees-ul-Ghurba was founded by Hazrat Syed Khaja Badaruddin Chishti in 1921 with the objective of helping orphans which is also a religious requirement. It took care of thousands of orphans and poor children since its inception. As long as the God-fearing people held the administrative positions, they were provided all facilities to the poor children. But for the past 10 to 20 years, Anees-ul-Ghurba is in the eye of a storm due to alleged mismanagement and siphoning of donations.

On 28th December 2013 Special Officer Waqf Board Mr. Shaikh Mohammed Iqbal inspected the orphanage and was taken aback seeing its pathetic condition. On the suggestion of Special Secretary Minority Welfare Department Mr. Omer Jaleel, repair and renovation work began at the orphanage.

Steps leading to the first floor have been repaired. Electric wires are being pulled through the walls. A shade has also been mounted. 9 computers of the orphanage which had become defunct have been made functional. 4 CCTV cameras have been installed in the Anees-ul-Ghurba and 4 more will be installed shortly. Seeing that the children were using almirahs which are in bad condition, Mr. Shaikh Iqbal directed to repair the almirahs too.

It must be noted that nearly 60 boys and girls staying in Anees-ul-Ghurba goes to school regularly. New tiffin box and stationary were arranged for them. The repair and renovation work is being done under the supervision of Mr. Syed Khaja Waheeduddin executive engineer Waqf Board. An old wall is reported to have collapsed during repair work however no casualties were reported. Fire safety cylinders and geysers were installed for the safety and convenience of children.

The large scale reformation work carried out by State Waqf Board has brought smiles on children’s faces.

Filed in: Hyderabad

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