Gujarat: ‘39 kids lost both parents to Covid, 395 earning parent’

Published on June 03, 2021 With Radha Sharma AHMEDABAD: Rewa Sorathia, 5, was orphaned in the Covid pandemic after both her parents Vinesh and Riddhi succumbed to the viral infection on May 8 and 26 respectively. Rewa is currently being raised by her paternal joint family in Bhuj. Parth Sorathia, Rewa’s paternal grand uncle says … Continue reading Gujarat: ‘39 kids lost both parents to Covid, 395 earning parent’

Gujarat: Orphans to get aid till they’re 24 years old

Published on June 12, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The general resolution (GR) on 'Covid orphans' formally called 'Mukhya Mantri Bal Seva Yojana,' was issued on Friday - about 25 days after its announcement by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani. The GR does not explicitly mention requirement of death certificates citing Covid-19 as cause of death. TOI had raised … Continue reading Gujarat: Orphans to get aid till they’re 24 years old

Ahmedabad: Orphaned by Covid, teen wants to study further, fulfil dad’s wish

Published on May 28, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Jharna Parikh, 14, a resident of Naroda, is living with her maternal cousin Mihir Soni for the past one-and-a-half months. The class 8 student lost her father Atul and mother Mansi, both 60 years old, to Covid-19 in April. “My uncle and aunt died in succession on April 5 … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Orphaned by Covid, teen wants to study further, fulfil dad’s wish