Date: August 16 2012

Child Rights and You (CRY) has awarded the prestigious National Child Rights Research Fellowship to six fellows for the year 2012-13.

This is the sixth year for this unique fellowship whose main objective is to identify significant research initiatives in the field of child rights and supports them financially.

The six research proposals selected for fellowship this year have been selected from 99 proposals submitted to a panel comprising eminent personalities and experts set up by CRY.

Those who have been awarded the fellowship include Justin P.Jose, Balendushekhar Mangalmurty, Joyeeta Banerjee, Biswanath Basu, Rashmi Nair and Dhanaji Khupkar.

The fellows will cover a wide variety of research issues including child abuse, the restoration process under juvenile justice, the situation of nomadic tribal children in context of the Right to Education Act, identity perception of dalit children and its impact on them, and the quest of ragpricker children for normal childhood.

The objective of this fellowship is to encourage novel research initiatives to influence the policy discourse and public perception on child rights issues. During the last five years around 29 fellows were awarded the fellowship.

Note to the Editor:
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, learn, grow and play. For over 30 years, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities to ensure Lasting Change in the lives of more than 2,000,000 underprivileged children, across 23 states in India. For more information please visit us at

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