Pangura – Cradle Scheme in Punjab
In November 2007, SGPC announced that it would set up cradles in SGPC-run gurudwaras to receive unwanted children. so as to give the parents a humane alternative to foeticide/infanticide. The program has failed to take off so far.
The Deputy Commissioner of Amrtisar, K.S. Pannu, however, has given an impetus to this idea by taking the initiative to start a cradle scheme, Pangura, with the help of Red Cross. On Jan 3 2008, the cradle received its first child, Sidak.