Special Correspondent

Don Bosco Navjeevan Society plans one more centre near Kacheguda station

HYDERABAD: The need for all children to be in school was stressed by Assembly Speaker K. R. Suresh Reddy here on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the Don Bosco Navajeevan, a child-friendly centre for street children and youth at risk at Nampally, close to the railway station, Mr. Reddy said rehabilitation of street children would be a challenging task, as the city grows and migration from rural to urban areas goes on. There was need for more such centres.

Friendship bands

Moved by the way some children tied friendship band on his wrist, Mr. Reddy promised to invite them to visit the Assembly. "I want you to promise that you will all study well and come up in life," he said, according to a press release.

Rev. Marampudi Joji, Archbishop of Hyderabad and Christine Lazarus, nominated MLA attended. Rev. Fr. G. Anand Reddy, Rector of Don Bosco Navjeevan Society, said this was the second centre in city after the one near Secunderabad railway station.

One more was being planned near Kacheguda railway station. The objective was to transform the lives of marginalised and neglected children through a variety of training and counselling programmes.