A policeman in Rajasthan is running a school for street children to make sure they have an education and do not have to beg to survive. The good Samaritan, Dharamveer Jakhar, hails from Churu in Rajasthan. He started the school in January, 2016 after he noticed many children begging near the police station.
When he spoke to them, he found out that many were orphans. Jakhar visited the slums they lived in and observed their lives. Moved by the difficulties he saw them facing at a tender age, Jakhar started a school, Apni Pathshala, for them.
As of now, there are 450 students on the rolls. He has arranged a van for them to facilitate their transport to and from school. He also provided them with clothes, shoes, food and study material free of cost. Despite the nobility of the initiative, the government is yet to take notice.