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MAKING A POINT: The Chairperson of Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Board, Salma, addressing a training programme in Tirunelveli on Friday.
MAKING A POINT: The Chairperson of Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Board, Salma, addressing a training programme in Tirunelveli on Friday.

Staff Reporter

TIRUNELVELI: Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board Rokkaiah Malik alias Salma has appealed to the Non-Governmental Organisations to double their services in a dedicated and transparent manner so that the board could get more funds from the Central Social Welfare Board.

In her presidential address at the inauguration of one-day training programme for the NGOs here on Friday, Ms. Salma said the Central Social Welfare Board was aiming at functioning in more purposeful manner to serve the marginalised sections of the society, including women and children and that is why it was conducting effective training programmes for the representatives of NGOs.

Lauding the efforts of the NGOs, she said the organisations should function in a transparent and dedicated manner so that ensuring 200 per cent increase in the allocation of funds by the Central Social Welfare Board for the State unit, which is getting only Rs. 10 crore, would be an easy affair.

She said more number of NGOs should come up in the district so as to serve the underprivileged.

The Collector, G. Prakash, the district administration had planned to establish an orphanage at Reddiyarpatti near Alangulam at the cost of Rs. 1 crore, of which the Centre would give Rs. 50 lakh.

“Since the district administration is not in a position to bear the remaining Rs. 50 lakh, the SSWB should meet the expenditure,” Mr. Prakash appealed.

The District Social Welfare Officer, S. Umadevi, Assistant Project Officer, SSWB, N. Ramasamy and others participated.

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