Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Orphanages getting government grant are unable to take care of street children because it is difficult to give them a destitute certificate.

The government should make amendments in its rules to make it possible for orphanages to give protection and care to street children too, said Jose Mavely, president, Janaseva Sisubhavvan, addressing a press meet here on Friday.

The Indian Street Beds is the name of the organisation that is being formed to give protection and care to these children who have nowhere to go. It would be formally inaugurated on Sunday at Janaseva Boys Home at Madhurapura, Nedumbassery, 3 p.m. by K. Narayana Kurup, former acting Chief Justice, Madras High Court.

The organisation would provide shelter to street children and make the State achieve yet another social standard by making it free of children living on the streets.

Mr. Kurup, actors Kaviyoor Ponnamma and Kalpana and journalist Leela Menon were among those who participated in the press meet.