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CM lays stone for night shelter

Statesman News Service |

New Delhi, 9 July
Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, today laid the foundation stone of a night shelter for homeless people in the Capital. The shelter, named Swami Vivekananda Night Shelter, has come into existence on the auspicious occasion of Swami’s  150th birth anniversary.
The problem of shelter to the homeless is a major one in the Capital. It becomes acute in winter and summer seasons leading even to death of hundreds of people. The night shelter is located in Rohini on a piece of land allotted by the Delhi Government. “It is a big step for homeless people living in the city and we hope this project will complete soon. The government is committed to the safeguarding of all people," she said. 
Rajib Roy, member of the project said, “The land for shelter has been given by the city government. We don’t have enough funds right now, but we are trying to raise it to provide better facilities here.”
“This is the first unique initiative of Ramakrishna Mission. We are expecting to construct the building as soon as possible” he added.
The two-storied shelter home, to be built at Rs 65 to 70 lakhs will accommodate around 450 people.