The CRY Child Rights Leaders (CRL) Programme endeavours to generate awareness about CRY and its initiatives and action on child rights among the youth. After a wide spread and rigorous screening process held in 2015, 35 Child Rights Leaders got on board, representing renowned colleges across India.

These leaders are the face of CRY in their respective colleges and as youth leaders they spearhead various campaigns and issues that CRY undertakes. The programme seeks to create a buzz on campuses thus motivating college-goers to come forward and make a difference.

Here is the first bunch of Child Rights Leaders! Browse through their profiles to know who they are, what they think about their role and the reason they took it up. Cheer for them and remain glued to our social media updates to keep track of their journey.

The CRL Programme for the year 2016-17 will be launched after summer. The application details will be up thereafter. In the meanwhile, to gather a fair idea on it, read the FAQs

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Abhijit Kumar Mishra

IIM- Calcutta, 2nd year

Kolkata

“Becoming a part of CRY has been a proud and honourable moment for me. It would help me to understand the status of children in India and the problems they face on day to day basis. It feels good to be a part of building and improving the future of this country”

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Aishwarya Guhan

Jyothi Nivas College

Bengaluru

“I believe that the only way India can move forward from being a developing nation to a developed nation is by educating our future generations of children. Every child must be given a chance to chart his own path, to create his own life and not confine his dreams and aspirations to the circumstances of his birth. I want to sensitize my peers to the importance of education and motivate them to make a difference in a small way”

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Amulya Gadipudi

IIM- Calcutta, 2nd year

Kolkata

“The work that CRY does is commendable and I feel privileged to work among passionate and highly knowledgeable individuals who strive to bring about a change in children’s lives thus paving the way for the future of our country. Really excited to be a Child Rights Leader and looking forward to a great association with CRY.”

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Apurba Chatterjee

Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur

Kolkata

“Complains and Excuses won’t lead us to any solution. It’s time to stand up for a cause and act for the change which we wish to see in the world.”

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Archit Singhal

Ramjas College, University of Delhi

Delhi

“I’m really nervous and excited. At the same time I would like to use this opportunity to initiate a change in any small way I can. The training was very informative and kind of pricked my conscience and motivated me to do something to blur the lines between the privileged and the underprivileged in the society. Through this program I want to create a dialogue between the people who know about the issue and who don’t.”

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Archita Lahiri

Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi

Delhi

“I’m really excited to be a part of CRY. I want change to happen not only in my college but also in my home town.”

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Arpita Chakraborty

Future institute of engineering and management

Kolkata

“CRY has given me the wonderful opportunity of standing by the rights of Children and to do the needful for them to make our world a better place .It has given me the chance to know Children in a better way and help them in building their Childhood together. Thank you CRY.”

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Arunima Joshi

MSRIM

Bengaluru

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others, this is what motivates me to be a CHILD RIGHTS LEADER.

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Debarati Ghosh

Azim Premji University

Bengaluru

“I want to create awareness among my fellow friends, making them aware of the importance of child rights and how they could make an attempt to be a part of various campaigns in bringing about a change in the society.”

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Debneel Bagchi

Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur

Kolkata

“I feel humbled and proud about the fact that I’ll be a playing a role in shaping the future of the children of India. I really want to thank CRY for giving me this opportunity. I hope I can do my best through the Child Rights Leaders Programme and work for the betterment of the children.”

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Divya Reddy

Christ University

Bengaluru

“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look harder”

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Ivy Sinha

INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Kolkata

“Being a part of CRY has helped me realize that true happiness is not attained through self gratification, but through commitment to a worthy purpose.CRY has provided me with the opportunity to bring about a lasting change in the lives of the less fortunate children and I feel blessed to be part of this noble cause.”

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Jessica Jacob

MSR COLLEGE

Bengaluru

“By taking up the cause of voiceless children, I will be playing a part in ensuring them a bright future. And one day, hopefully, they too will take charge of being voices of change in the lives of children they encounter”

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Justus Wallace

MSW, Madras Christian College

Chennai

“It’s an opportunity to identify the children who are in darkness and to empower them to be future leaders – happy to be part of the change”

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Kinkini Bhaduri

School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, NMIM- 1st year

Mumbai

“I am deeply involved with social work of all forms, have been since a very young age. My high degree of adaptability allows me to acclimatize with all situations best suited for abrasive environments. I am good at planning, coordination and time management. I can also bond with all kinds of people from all strata of society being innately sociable and hence I enjoy the work I do. Adding to this, I love children and can instantly spark a connection with them which is one of the reasons as to why I love working with social groups that help children.”

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Masira Shaikh

Government Law College, Mumbai

Mumbai

“To be part of programme such as CRY leadership Programme is a great opportunity in so many ways to help out and to reach out to a lot of different people and to spread awareness. Being one of the Child Rights Leaders, I expect this journey to be enriching and with the help of CRY, I definitely expect it to be learning experience for me.”

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Monica Bhaskar

IIM- Calcutta, 2nd year

Kolkata

“It was great to hear from different voices from CRY blending together to depict what CRY truly stands for and motivating to contribute in our own little space towards the cause. The energy in the room was showcasing the drive to make the change as we go ahead.”

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Moubani Roychowdhury

St. Xavier’s College

Kolkata

“I have worked on a media advocacy project as an intern and today I am the campus leader in promoting child rights in my college. I am glad to be a part of this organization and to be able to contribute my time and skills to assist CRY in bringing lasting changes in lives of underprivileged children. Change occurs as a result of an ocean of efforts. Let us all add droplets to this ocean. Let us join the movement and ensure that every child is happy, healthy and creative, whose rights are protected and honoured in a society, a society that is built on respect for dignity, justice and equity for all.”

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Niranjan

Christ University

Bengaluru

“Every child has a right to dream, rich or poor. Every child’s dream can become a reality”

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Nupur Bhardwaj

Miranda House, University of Delhi

Delhi

“I’m very happy and proud to be a part of the CRL program. The role has come with great responsibilities, which I wish to fulfil. Being a CRL has made me more aware and sensitive towards children. My larger aim is to spread awareness amongst college students and people around the campus. “

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Pooja Modh

IIM- Calcutta, 1st year

Kolkata

“With CRY I found an amazing company of likeminded people to work with that I was searching from the day I joined IIM Calcutta. While having the badge saying “I am a Child Right Leader” and talking about CRY’s work, I am having great moments of my life.”

Radhika Malhan

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies B.Sc. Economics

Mumbai

“With CRY I found an amazing company of likeminded people to work with that I was searching from the day I joined IIM Calcutta. While having the badge saying “I am a Child Right Leader” and talking about CRY’s work, I am having great moments of my life.”

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Rijuta Pandey

Hindu College, University of delhi

Delhi

“Before coming for the induction programme, I knew something about child rights. After attending the induction, I feel like I know so much about the issue that I had otherwise ignored. We tend to ignore Child Labour in our everyday lives and this training helped me get a better perspective on this issue. Through my work as a CRL, I want to bring better knowledge and understanding on it within my peers in college.”

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Sakshi Jha

CHRIST FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, KENGERI CAMPUS,

Bengaluru

“To work towards the betterment of a child’s life, is the most satisfying. As a Child Rights Leader, I get the opportunity to create my own army of active and aware soldiers to fight for the rights of the children. And the thing about our generation is, once we are convinced, there is no stopping us. ”

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Saniya Singh

Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi

Delhi

“I’m extremely excited! I also feel a sense of immense responsibility as I have been chosen to represent CRY’s vision and more importantly, the rights of children across India. I wish to interact with the maximum number of people, create awareness and sensitivity amongst those who are ignorant and give a channel through CRY to those who feel strongly about the issue, but do not know how to act upon it.”

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Shafqat Rahim

Jogesh Chandra Chaudhury Law College

Kolkata

“CRY- Child Rights and You) is a family of many non-biologically connected members having the same aim to protect and preserve the rights of underprivileged children; I am glad and fortunate enough to be a part of it and to serve them.

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Shashank Garg

IIM- Calcutta, 2nd year

Kolkata

“It was really exciting to get together with the CRY team and leadership and interact closely on the issues of Child Rights. We got to know the extent of things that we had no idea about, and that we need to work upon to make a significant contribution in the area. It’s great to be a part of the team!”

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Shivam Jain Kakadia

Government Law College, Mumbai

Mumbai

“Everyone wants their childhood back. Let our children feel the same thing in their future. “ Rights for Children, Rights for the future.”

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Sreya

COMMITS

Bengaluru

“Child rights is a human right, and we have to be the voice for those children, who are deprived of their basic rights. This is what motivated me to become a Child Rights Leader.”

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Srishti Prasad

INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, MATUNGA BTECH in fibres and textiles processing

Mumbai

“I genuinely feel that children are the future builders of the world and it is the need of the hour to ensure that every child is exposed to the vibrancy this world has. CRY is a foundation which has been the guiding light for many such children and it will be holistically apt for me to give wings to my aspiration of being able to help them in the best way possible.”

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Tanya Agrawal

Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi

Delhi

“It feels amazing to be on board with such amazing people and I feel so blessed to be working for such a great cause. I’m excited to start working in my college. I look forward to doing graffitis, arranging workshops and seminars to promote the cause, through strong online presence and posters around campus, I will help increase awareness.”

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Tanya Chhateja

Sophia College for Women

Mumbai

“I am excited towards this opportunity presented to me by CRY. This initiative i feel would help in creating more outreach to students in various colleges across in Mumbai. I look forward to associating my college in various CRY initiatives and link them to college Fest and MUNs.”

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Vatsalya Kishore

IIM- Calcutta, 2nd year

Kolkata

“I was really motivated with my interactions with CRY volunteers and felt energized just talking to them. The sheer work they do and lives they impact is a great message out there for everyone to roll up their sleeves and do their bit. Looking forward for a learning and meaningful time with them.”

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Vedanth Sachdeva Govi

Kirorimal College, University of Delhi

Delhi

“I’m very kicked and charged to be a part of this program. Raising awareness is no child’s play; It requires using a plethora of media, campaigns and a strong word of mouth that ebbs one’s issues/ agenda into the limelight and I’m very excited to do it.”

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Yeshi Lhamu Bhutia

Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi

Delhi

“I feel great being a part of CRY. Also overwhelmed at the same time. It is such a good opportunity and such a good initiative. I am really excited and keenly looking forward to it. My plans for my college is to first and foremost with an equally enthusiastic team generate awareness and then do what needs to be done like programs and drives. Now that I think about it I would also want to and will try my best to register something like a CRY society if possible. “