Of Fathers, Daughters and Faith…

“You know what, I am pretty sure I should have scored more in History and Education. I missed the cut off required to move from Humanities to Nursing by a very thin margin. Of course, I’ve given my answer scripts for a recheck. But for now, I am concentrating on taking up English for my graduation and then doing my Masters in Social Work. My end objective remains the same. I want to help people. May be now, I will be able to help a larger number of people if I take up MSW.” History does repeat itself. Ananya Ghosh, a lanky teenager from Dhenua – a small, unassuming little village in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal – recreated history twice when the Higher Secondary Examination results were announced last week.

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CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO ENROLL KIDS IN BMC SCHOOLS

Did you know that every child in a BMC-run school is covered by a health insurance scheme? Or the fact that the BMC spends about Rs 25,000 per year per child? Also, that the BMC’s rules stipulate that it has to provide 27 items to every child free including shoes, school bag, tiffin box and even a raincoat.

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CHILD SUICIDES: WHAT CAN WE DO? BY TANYA GOVEAS

Eleven year old reality star kills self… HSC girl ends life as family steps out to the market… 21 suicides in a month… Fed up with life, teen kills self on parent’s anniversary..

These are not incidents happening in distant places, but are a shocking reality of cities such as Mumbai. The fact that instances of suicides are on the rise

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“WILL NOT ALLOW CHILD ABUSE TO CONTINUE!”

In January this year, residents of Devenandapur, a village in Hooghly, West Bengal, found an 11 years old girl hiding near a basement. If anyone so much as approached her, the girl screamed. As a crowd gathered, someone contacted the NGO Praajak, a CRY partner.

Little by little, the story tumbled out of the frightened child. My name is Moina ,READ MORE