The exhibition, supported by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), highlights issues of children under the age of 5 years and will be displayed across 12 metro stations in Delhi

New Delhi, December 10, 2015 :

CRY- Child Rights and You launched its annual photo journalism initiative “Click Rights” across the capital city. An exhibition of perfectly captured pictures depicting health and nutrition challenges faced by children below the age group of five in the country has been put up across 12 metro stations. The exhibition, which is in its fourth year, is a part of CRY’s ‘Get Healthy. Give Healthy’ campaign that will give 2,81,045 children a healthy start to their lives.

The first five years play a significant role in a child’s life. But for thousands of children, a healthy start to life continues to be a distant dream. Long before they turn five, their physical, emotional and cognitive growth is hampered by the lack of adequate nutrition and healthcare. ‘Click Rights’ highlights through the power of photography, the challenges faced by these children.

CRY’s photo journalism campaign is in its fifth year. It seeks to make people aware about the issues confronting children. This year the campaign focuses on children under 5 years of age and their health, education and nutrition. Growth and development is at its peak in this age-group and proper nutrition, health and a safe and stimulating environment lay the foundations for later development. But 56% of children of 12 to 23 months are not immunized, 48.4% are (stunted) malnourished. Almost one million children every year do not live to see their first birthday. Therefore through click rights we aim to reach out to people and convey that every child needs a healthy start and that opportunities lost in this phase cannot be reversed,” says Soha Moitra, the Regional Director, North for CRY- Child Rights and You

Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communications of DMRC said, “The Delhi Metro is pleased to associate itself with the ‘Click Rights’ initiative. Children are the future of the nation and therefore, it is our collective responsibility to ensure that they get the best possible educational, dietary as well as medical support during their growing up years. We are sure that through this campaign we will be able to benefit many children and provide them with the ideal platform to shine in their lives.”

A large number of the photographs have been contributed by children from CRY intervention areas, with training from CRY photography volunteers. These children were given cameras to photograph the daily lives of their younger siblings. Many of the elder children had in fact never stepped into a school because they were entrusted to look after their younger siblings.

The photographs will be showcased across 12 metro stations Shahdara (Line-1), Kashmere Gate (Line-1/2), Vishwavidyalaya (Line-2), Chandni Chowk (Line-2), Chawri Bazar (Line-2), New Delhi (Line-2), Rajiv Chowk (Line-2), Uttam Nagar East (Line-3), Janakpuri West (Line-3), Anand Vihar ISBT (Line-4), Mandi House (Line-3/6), ITO (Line-6).

The exhibition will be held till the 31st of December.

About CRY

CRY – Child Rights and You (formerly known as Child Relief and You) is an Indian NGO that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, to learn, grow and play. For over 30 years, CRY and its partners have worked with parents and communities to ensure Lasting Change in the lives of more than 20 Lakh underprivileged children. For more information please visit us at www.cry.org. For further details please contact Nupur Kaul at nupur.kaul@crymail.org / +91 995835888