To provide skill education to disabled beggars, Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and Punjab Police signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The ceremony was held at IG Office, Old Anarkali, Lahore where Senior Director General TEVTA Akhtar Abbas Bharwana and Inspector General of Punjab Police Dr Usman Anwar signed the document. As per the agreement, TEVTA will help Punjab Police in imparting skill education to disabled beggars.
While addressing on occasion, Akhtar Abbas Bharwana said that TEVTA is the largest organization providing vocational and technical education. The project will help the Punjab government to control the increasing numbers of beggars across the province, he said adding that the disabled beggars will be brought to the TEVTA institutions with the help of the Punjab Police where training sessions will be held for beggars.
He said that after learning the skills these people can earn respectable earnings.
Government of Punjab took the first step toward eradication of beggary and Department of Social Welfare established a Beggar’s Home in Lahore in the year 2014. The home has the capacity to accommodate 50 persons at a time.
All particulars of each beggar are recorded in a register and later interviewed by Social Welfare Officer who prepares the case history of each beggar.
Most of the beggars probably do not have identity cards therefore, NADRA is taken on board for special provision and preparation of the identity cards of these beggars. To extract authentic information from them, their families is contacted.