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COURAGE PAYS RICH DIVIDENDS

Pint- sized and always smiling, Aarti is 16 years old. Living in a quaint, little village, Lohagal, nearby Ajmer, she belongs to the Scheduled Caste community. After her father’s demise due to tubercolosis, three years ago, Aarti’s mother, Vimla Megwal, became the sole breadwinner of the family.
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RAJABAZAR : FROM ZERO TO HERO

The loss of that one point to hit the century in mathematics in my first board exam feels like a historical loss even after so many years. This number 100 brings different emotions to different people in different contexts.
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MY LIFE AS A 12 YEAR-OLD BOY

Hello, my name is Raj. I am 12 years old.

I live in Mumbai city, with my Aai, Baba and two younger sisters.

My Baba owns a tea stall and Aai works as a maid in a lot of big, beautiful homes. We live in a small room, in a big slum called Dharavi. But last year, Baba managed to buy us an old TV that his friend left behind when he moved away and my sisters and I watch cartoons every evening before our parents return home.
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A TRIP OF A DIFFERENT KIND…

Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) is a global advertising agency. The Mumbai office handles all the communication for CRY, from their comprehensive campaigns to their individual pieces of information.

We, a team from BBH, India recently visited a CRY project area. The team included Naina Meattle from the planning team, Monisha Khanna from the account management team and Rati Ghosh and Sanjana Dora from the creative team.
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HOW CAN YOU HELP PREVENT CHILD EXPLOITATION

Every child deserves to make memories in their childhood that they can cherish later. Childhood is the most formative period in a child’s life and often shapes who the child will go on to become as an adult. A childhood marred with abuse, neglect and exploitation only leads to the child growing up with a disturbed and depressed outlook towards life.
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LET’S TACKLE THE MALNUTRITION ISSUE FACED BY CHILDREN IN INDIA

Though it has been decades since India has gained Independence, the children are yet to celebrate their freedom from serious health issues like child malnutrition and high child mortality rates. While there has been economic progress, this progress seems to not have touched the lives of thousands of underprivileged children in India who still fight the same battles as theirREAD MORE

OFF PUDDLES AND SAILS – HEMA SUBRAMANIAN

The first day of school
The first monsoon showers
New books in new bag
Squishy gum boots

The jump in to the lil puddles
A peek out of the umbrella
A quick turning down the hoodie
Oh and for what joy!!!

The pitter patter
The tiny delightful taps
Of the splattering on the face
Oh the rains the lovely rains

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I…ME..MYSELF – ASMI VAIDYA

I am me myself and I will never listen to anyone else.

Whenever I want, I will climb up the wall,
Even if I will have a great fall👎🏻

Whether I rise or I fall….I will be ready to face it all.

I know I have to change this attitude some day….

And have to keep open my eyes andREAD MORE

NAVNEET KUMAR WRITES…

कभी  गुजरता हूँ  बचपन के उन यादों के सफर पर,
देखता हूँ अपने अाप को  माँ  के आँचल में,
देखता हूँ  खुद को क्रिकेट खेलते  बाबूजी के साथ,
फिर दूर टहल जाता हूँ उन यादों के शहर में,
दादा  के कंधे पर  दुनिया  को देखते  हुए,
दादी के कहानियों से जिन्दगी समझते हुए,
कितनी दूर अा गये हम जिन्दगी केREAD MORE

THEIR STORIES – SPANDAN

It was much later I realized
why is it that some classmates
never used to get scolded,
either for the uniform
or for the homework

It was much later I realized
why some of our lunch boxes
used to be over-stuffed,
and some never had even a box

It was much later I realized
compare to the story thatREAD MORE

EKTA DAWDA WRITES…

Amidst the sullen picture of despair and poverty, these smiles shine so bright.
Deflecting all the pain and suffering in infinity and promising that heaven is a place in earth.
These smiles are so pure and celestial .
Just celebrating the joy and miracle of living in this God created world.
Far above the material smiles we smile each day.READ MORE

About Us

Child Rights and You (CRY) is an Indian non-profit that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, learn, grow and play. For nearly 4 decades, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities across 23 states to ensure sustainable change in the live of over 2 million underprivileged children.