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The Collective Onus: Why Children in India are Vulnerable and Need Help

The Collective Onus: Why Children in India are Vulnerable and Need Help

                                                                    by Nikita Banati, Save the Children             

India is one of the fasting growing economies. It has vast potential and has started utilising its potential over the last few decades. India is home to almost 1.3 billion people and is the second most populous country in the world. Children represent 39% of the population in India.

Giving the most vulnerable children of India their due should be the collective onus of all responsible citizens of India. Various stakeholders have to play their roles at different levels, be it the government agencies, the civic bodies, the civil society, and citizens of the country.

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Right to Education in India

India has developed tremendously over the past decade. But the actual growth cannot really be measured through the number of flyovers or shopping malls that have been built. How literate and educated the populace of a country is a sound indicator of the progress it (the country) has made. Education is a significant part of our lives. A society can only grow if people are educated and aware.

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Donate to Save Income Tax

Do a good dead today by donating towards the cause you believe in and get income tax exemption for it. As an immediate gratification to donors, under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, donors can receive tax rebates while filing the annual Income Tax Return for donations to charitable organisations.

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Information about Child Labour

As per the 2011 Census, India is home to close to 82.2 lakh children under the age of 14 who have to work as child labourers. For a small amount of remuneration these children have to sacrifice on their childhood. Childhood is a period of innocence. For any child it’s the formative years of education as well as overall development.  Engaging in child labour not only snatches away a fun-filled childhood from a child, but also takes away from him the opportunity to learn and experience different aspects of a perfect childhood.

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‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao - a Revolution of India’

‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)’ was launched as one of the flagship Central Government schemes on 22nd January 2015 in Panipat, Haryana. The scheme aimed to address the declining Child Sex Ratio and other issues related to women empowerment. BBBP is a tri-ministerial effort of the Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development. The focus is on awareness and advocacy campaign for changing mindsets prevailing around girls and women.

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