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Newly born girl children named after Indian Olympic stars

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Jamshedpur, Aug. 29: On the occasion of National Sports Day, the city got daughters Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa and Deepika all who were born at state-owned MGM Medical College and Hospital in Sakchi. They also got their named enrolled in Aadhaar cards.

The initiative was taken as part of East Singhbhum district public relation officer Sanjay Kumar’s efforts along with help of officials of MGM Medical College and Hospital to get children enrolled for Aadhaar card.

“We have started a massive Aadhaar enrolment drive for children and we decided to do it for girl child as part of government’s flagship ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme.

We had set up a camp at the hospital since 1 pm at the hospital along with technical staff of Aadhaar card unit and registered four girl child and interestingly on our suggestion and consent of their parents named them after shining stars of our country at the recent Rio Olympics,” said Sanjay Kumar who is also a deputy collector at the chief minister’s camp office in Agrico.

The girl child born to Anita Singh wife of Mahesh Singh from Galudih (in Ghatshila block) who was named as Sakshi became arguably the youngest girl in the state to have her name enrolled for Aadhaar card.

“The girl was born at 2.30 pm and completed her enrolment at 3.45 pm. The process was completed as both father and mother brought their Aadhaar card as unlike the other three newborns which reduced time for completion of registration process. For new born biometric is not needed and only photograph of face and retina is taken,” said Sanjay Kumar.

The first to get birth today was the daughter of Bina Das, wife of Manoj Kumar Das, a resident of Seraikela in Seraikela-Kharsawan district who was named as Sindhu Kumari and was born at 11.37 am (Aadhaar enrolled at 2.50 pm), followed by daughter of Falguni Tantubai wife of Sameer Tantubai, a resident of Bodam block who was named as Deepika Tantubai after being born at 12.05 pm (Aadhaar enrolled at 3.03 pm) and third was born to Jyotsana Karmakar wife of Telco-resident Shibu Karmakar named as Dipa Karmakar (born at 6.50 am and enrolled at 3.15 pm).

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