How Aadhaar helped this boy reunite with his familyLast updated on Sep 04, 2018, 08:24 pm
It was in April that this 17-year-old went missing from his home in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh. Since then he was lodged in a home for mentally challenged boys in Hosur Road, Bengaluru.
In July, Arun Tiwari finally got reunited with his family, courtesy Aadhaar.
Notably, home officials said the government ID has helped them trace families of 16 other residents, including Tiwari's.
"During registration, if 'duplicate' appears, it proves existence of Aadhaar"
Whenever a lost boy is brought to the government-run home, officials first check if they have an Aadhaar card.
"If the word 'duplicate' pops up during the registration, it means the person has already been registered under Aadhaar," said R Nagarathna, superintendent of the home, which is run by women and child welfare department.
They then co-ordinate with regional Aadhaar officials to get details.
Arun had identified himself as Sahil, his nickname
Like in Arun's case, he identified himself as Sahil, but when officials searched through his Aadhaar registration, they learnt his real name.
Sahil was his nickname, said officials.
They intimated his parents, who came all the way from Madhya Pradesh.
Upon producing the relevant documents, the home allowed Arun get reunited with his mother and businessman-father, Bharat Prasad Tiwari.
Center has 72 inmates, of which eight are above 22
Bharat said Arun, who has severe intellectual disability, lost his way when they were en route to Bengaluru. NGO officials found him loitering at Yeshwantpur railway station in April.
They brought him over to the home, which currently has 72 inmates, of which eight are above 22 years.
Not only Arun, even a Davanagere boy got reunited with his mother after seven long years!