Mysuru: Nearly 31 children, including three girls, have so far been rescued during the month-long ‘Operation Smile’, which began in the city on January 18. The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Mysuru has passed an order to transfer two children to Tumakuru and Udupi and released two others to their parents on Tuesday.
According to ACP (CCB) C. Gopal, as many as 11 children were found begging or hawking, along with their mothers. Ten children were found begging and two children were found neglected on the roads. He said that among the rescued children the youngest was a month old.
While five children were aged below three years, six were between three and six years of age and ten children were between 14 and 17 years of age. Ten mothers were aged between 25 and 30 years. While Police have picked 31 children including three girls so far, under a month long drive “Operation Smile” ever since 18th of January, Child Welfare Committee of Mysuru passed order to transfer two kids to Tumkur and Udupi and released two others to their parents on Tuesday.
Four children were released to their parents on Monday. Eight mothers and their 10 children, who were housed in Shaktidhama home for destitute women, are also being released.