Ujjain : Mahant Prakash Puri of Mahanirvani Akhara gave away the cash amount of Rs 2.5 lakh to kin of deceased kids and Rs 1.5 lakh to kin of injured kids, here on Thursday.

It is for the first time that a saint from Akharas has come ahead to extend finacial help to people who have suffered loss of life of their dear ones. Mehant Prakash Puri on Thursday extended financial help of Rs 4 lakh to kins of kids who lost their lives and sustained injuries during a tragic incident took place at Mahakaleshwar temple premises during Shayan Aarti, on June 1. Kids who had come to visit Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingam along with their family were playing at the temple premises when an old Neem tree fell upon them leaving two kids dead and three severely injured. State government had given ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to kin of deceased kids.  Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee had directed Ujjain Municipal Corporation to cut down old trees located at the premises of the temple after taking cognizance over the issue.

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