Making a difference in the lives of the unwanted in Madhya Pradesh

April 30th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Banmor (Madhya Pradesh), April 30 (ANI): A voluntary organisation in Madhya Pradesh is giving a new meaning to the lives of scores of recuperated mentally challenged individuals through their rehabilitation.

The Online Civil Project organization seeks to rehabilitate these individuals in natural and family environment. It’s main objective is to prevent them from relapsing into mentally challenged patients’ condition.

Located at Phoolpur village in Banmor block in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district, the organization through this project is bringing a refreshing change in these recuperated individuals’ lives, as it involves them in a variety of activities like cooking, gardening and painting.

According Mamta Singh, Director, Online Civil Project, this place is especially suitable for those mentally challenged patients who have been curedto a certain extent but lack adequate sources of livelihood and shelter.

“People from the mental hospital had been given to us because these patients were cured to a certain extent. They can cook food, and wear theirclothes. In case, they had stayed back with mentally challenged people the chances of their condition relapsing and worsening is very high, as such wetake care of them,” said Mamta Singh, Director Online Civil Project, Phoolpur, Madhya Pradesh.

Gayatri, a mentally challenged woman from Bihar narrated how she had been brought here after she lost her way and had no idea of her original native place or about any relative.

“I got into the train and lost my way. When I got down at the station, someone telephoned and sent me here,” said Gayatri, an inmate ofthe special home for the mentally challenged people set up by Online Civil Project in Phoolpur.

Online Civil Project functions on the basis of volunteer donations by the kind hearted. It has not received any assistance from either the Madhya Pradesh government or the Central government.

Yet, with its limited resources, Online Civil Project has been rendering yeoman’s service to the society. (ANI)

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