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Parliament may adopt tsunami orphans

February 23, 2005 19:48 IST

The Parliament is considering adopting children orphaned by the December 26 tsunami disaster.

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Wednesday said discussions were on between Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and top political leaders to operationalise the scheme.

To be funded by a trust set up through contributions from members of Parliament, the scheme is expected to benefit thousands of children in the tsunami-hit areas.

The trust fund is likely to be headed by a senior MP to monitor its activities. The funds would provide for all the needs of the children - from food, lodging, clothing to education.

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