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HOW CAN YOU RAISE YOUR VOICE AGAINST GIRL CHILD DISCRIMINATION?

Jawaharlal Nehru, in whose fond memory Children’s Day is observed every year, said, “To awaken the people, it’s the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move, the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves.”

These few words capture, in entirety, the importance of a woman’s role. But, Indian society still hasn’t been awakened to the importance of empowering the women.
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CRY & ITS ROLE IN HELPING UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN

A Brief History

India is a country which is home to more than 400 million children, i.e, roughly over 39% of the population consists of children below the age of 18 years. But most of these children face a variety of issues that hamper their growth and development. They are deprived of their basic rights i.e. to survival, development, protection and participation.
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CRY’S IMMEDIATE REACTION TO UNION BUDGET 2017-18

1 Feb 2017, 6 PM : For last 15 years, Budgets for Children have remained stagnant with Union Budget 2017-18 allocating just 3.32 per cent to children. While the need is that of exponential increase, allocations for children has seen only an incremental increase with Rs 71305.35 crores for children from Rs. 65758.45 crores in 2016-17 budget.

Recently released National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC)
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IMPACT OF POVERTY ON CHILDREN IN INDIA

Impact of Poverty on Children in India

Poverty affects many people. But, arguably, the effects of poverty are seen most in children. And, with 1.21 billion people living below the poverty line in India, the children are sure to bear the repercussions of it. Not only does poverty affect a child’s development and educational outcomes, it also severely affects
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MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME!

Today, I realise that School days were the best days of my life.

There was no requirement of earning money, working, taking responsibilities etc. My parents were always there to take care of all these things.

It was a carefree life with lots of games, friends to play with. Eat good home cooked food by my mother and being pampered by one

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THREE YEARS AND COUNTING…

My Father told me one thing “Lalit, Earn People, World will be Yours”.

Since I came from a middle class family, as a child I have struggled a lot in terms of everything. I never got that guidance I always wanted and as a result I had to face huge struggle in making a career.

I was very confused when I was in class 9-10
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RIGHT TO SCHOOL – SHRAVAN

Whenever anyone asks me which were the best and the worst moments in your life….

The answer always zeroes down to the same place….Yes, the best moments in my life were spent in my School….the worst moment in my life was when I had grown up so old…that I could no longer go to school….I know normally kids hate school…
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RIGHT TO SCHOOL – NIRMAL

The very thought of school brings a big smile on my face. Of the many moments spent in school,the ones I cherish the most are the things i first experienced in life like making friends, sharing lunchbox, working on a computer and experimenting in the science lab. But something that really contributed to making me who I am today

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THEY BELIEVED, SO IT HAPPENED.

When we were younger, our parents asked us if we wanted to a pilot or an engineer or a doctor or even the prime minister of India. With the plantation of the idea that one can be a part of the society if one is ‘only’ one of these things was a reality we all lived with and never cared

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MAKE AN IMPACT. MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

There are necessities. And then, there are luxuries. It’s very disheartening to see we live in a world in which some people have the freedom to spend lavishly whereas others struggle to buy the necessities. It’s high time that we ask ourselves this question, “Do we really need this? Will this make a significant difference in my life if I don’t buy it?”
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SAMYUKTHA’S JOURNEY

We come across stories of motivation frequently and some stick with us.

This story is one where a young girl fought against insurmountable odds and strove to pursue her higher education from the intervention area of CRY supported project, the Society for Rural Agriculturists and Mass Awareness (SRAMA) from Andhra Pradesh.
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CRY AND I – ARCHISHMAN

I am a Final Year student of Law. Like many of you, I was privileged to be born in an affluent family and did not have to face the daily struggle for basics like many in India. I do not know what hardship is. By God’s grace, I had never had to face abuse as a child. My sister was

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