Kullu: An innocent youngster living in an orphanage for over two years was re-united with his Nepalese family after 2 years due after the Kullu police painstakingly managed to track down the grandfather of the child.
There orphanage at Kalehali, Kullu wore a festive look and witnessed touching scenes as the grandfather took home the lost child. Other inmates at the adopted home and caretakers were all dancing with joy.
Ramesh, a 15 year old youngster was living at the orphanage for the past two years.
Shalini Agnihotri, district police chief, Kullu sharing the details said, “Ashish Sharma, a DySP, visited the orphanage a few days ago and during an interaction with the children learnt about the case of Ramesh.
Sharma contacted the Kullu based Nepalese organisations and told them about the teenager at the orphanage. A lead about Ramesh’s grandfather enabled the police to track down the family, which made the reunion possible said Ms Agnihotri.
Giving details Ramesh said that he came into the country about two years ago with his cousin and started working as a child labour at Prini near Manali. From there he was rescued and sent to the orphanage by Childline, a NGO working against exploitation of children.
Nandram Bahadur, the grandfather said that the family tried very hard to locate the child but had lost all hopes. He thanked orphanage staff for taking care of his grandson and the police for making the reunion possible.
Anhaiya Chaudhary, president of Akhil Bhartiya Nepali Ekta Samaj, an organisation of Nepalese living in Kullu valley said, ”the police passed on information about 2 Nepalese children living in Kalehali orphanage and one of them, Ramesh hails from Budhakhashetri in Nepal. We did inform the police stations of the concerned area in Nepal and did manage to trace the grandfather of the child.”