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Writing Rap Songs on Social Issues: Sumit's Story

Persistence is the key to turning your dreams into reality. And that’s the mantra of 15-year-old Sumit, who has been dedicatedly rapping for the past five years. Born and brought up in a slum near Vasant Vihar in Delhi, Sumit has been writing rap songs on social issues that he faces in day-to-day life.

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Budget was Silent on Child Protection Issue: Save the Children

Budget was Silent on Child Protection Issue: Save the Children

The 2020-21 union budget was silent on the serious issue of child protection even as the country witnessed rise in cases of violence and crime against children, Save the Children, a global non-profit organisation observed. The NGO, which works for children in 120 countries including 19 states in India said children needed a greater centrality in the union budget speech, while recognising the focus on women, SC, ST and OBC.
 

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Save the Children's Child Champion Jhulima Mallick Wins UN Award for Fighting Child Marriage

Save the Children's Child Champion Jhulima Mallick Wins UN Award for Fighting Child Marriage

A tribal girl from Odisha, Jhulima Mallick, was with awarded the prestigious Unicef-sponsored V Award at the UN House in New Delhi. The 22-year-old brought laurels to the state for her efforts to end child marriage. She was also acknowledged for promoting education among girls in her area.

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Odia Tribal Girl's Story Covered in The Book 'We Are the Champions'

Odia Tribal Girl's Story Covered in The Book 'We Are the Champions'

The ordeal of an Odia tribal girl and recipient of V-Awards – Jhulima Mallick of Bandudi village in Kandhamal district found mention in a book released at Literacy Festival, Jaipur (Rajasthan).

Jhulima has made extraordinary contributions to society as an activist against stigmas like child marriages who has also worked for education of girl children. She has earned accolades after she was honoured in the festival during release of ‘We are the Champions’.

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India Should Introduce Nutrition-Specific Policy and Budget : Dr Antaryami Dash

India Should Introduce Nutrition-Specific Policy and Budget : Dr Antaryami Dash

The scale of the challenge in tackling child malnutrition is undeniable. Millions of children are malnourished because of who they are and where they live. According to Global Hunger Index 2019, India’s ranked has slipped to 102 position of 117 countries. In the recent Lancet report which analysesstate level disease burden in India, malnutrition was the predominant risk factor for under-five mortality in every state of the country in 2017, accounting for 68·2% of the total under-5 deaths. In every state, where the disease burden is high, children are losing out either due to their ethnic background, their disabilities, their family’s low income, or by virtue of being migrant families.

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