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Mithali Raj teams up with Team India as the Goodwill Ambassador for Street Child Cricket World Cup

Mithali Raj teams up with Team India as the Goodwill Ambassador for Street Child Cricket World Cup

Indian cricketer and the captain of the Indian women's cricket team,Mithali Raj, has been named as Goodwill Ambassadorof the Team India at the Street Child Cricket World Cup. She joins alongside Saurav Ganguly and Rajasthan Royals in supporting the Indian Team as they gear up for the final match at Lords, just ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in May this year.Earlier, PTC India Financial Services Ltd also announced their support for the team to create national and international visibility of Children in Street Situation.

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General Elections 2019: Children Demand for a Child-friendly Government

General Elections 2019: Children Demand for a Child-friendly Government

2019 is the year when India holds its General Elections to elect a new Central Government for the next five years. It is our fervent hope that while preparing their respective election manifestos, political parties will heed Mahatma Gandhi’s words on learning from children: “Children are inheritors of the consequences of our actions and omissions today.

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Promoting Child Rights in Spice Growing 30 Villages of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Promoting Child Rights in Spice Growing 30 Villages of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

3.8 million children in India work as child labourers, often involved in hazardous jobs. The recent amendments in the Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act (CLPRA) allows child labour in “family or family enterprises”. This is likely to increase the involvement of children in agriculture because it is usually a family enterprise. This will now cause hindrance in letting children experience a happy and safe childhood.

Production of spices comprises an important part of India’s agricultural sector as India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices. 69.5 percent of child labour (5-14 age) in India works in the agricultural sector (according to a 2013 report titled ‘Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour’ by the US Department of Labour).

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Saurav Ganguly Named India Ambassador for Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019

Saurav Ganguly Named India Ambassador for Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019

Kolkata 23 February: Former Cricketer Captain of India, Saurav Ganguly, has been named as Ambassador of the Indian Team at the Street Child Cricket World Cup, finals of which will be held at Lords.  Saurav is currently President of the Cricket Association of West Bengal and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India.

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New Project on Addressing the Needs of Street Children Launched

New Project on Addressing the Needs of Street Children Launched

Street Children are among the invisible sections of the society as they have no presence in the government records. Despite being economically backward and vulnerable, very few social security measures are directed at them.

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