Vrindavan, 2017.08.08 (VT): Minister of Parliament and Bollywood film star Hema Malini celebrated Raksha Bandhan with street children in Mathura on Monday. This is the first time since becoming MP that Malini has celebrated Raksha Bandhan in her district.
Around 11am, a group of street children visited Malini at the Shri Radha Ashok hotel, and tied rakhis on her wrist. The children used to beg at the railway station, but with the help of Sri Satish Chandra Sharma and Shashi Saksena of the NGO Justice for Children, 41 children have stopped begging and have been admitted to government and private schools.
Unfortunately the rough tents (jhopris) where the children lived were destroyed last week by the railway authorities, leaving them homeless. Along with their gift of rakhis, the children gave a letter to the MP asking her for help with accomodations and studies.
Malini assured the children she would help in every way possible.