Gandhi’s stories changed the mind of this Nepali lad

1 July 2017 More Stories

Having run away from home upon getting a beating from his father, Manish traveled to Mughalsarai and Varanasi before coming in contact with SATHI. And then this boy, who was reluctant to go home heard the stories of Gandhi at a camp in Ramnagar, which he could relate to.

A child on the platform never grows, it only ages!

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Every year, a hundred thousand children who have run away from home or separated from families end up on many of India’s railway stations. Many of them have made impulsive decisions and left home for simple reasons. Unaccompanied and lost children on railway platforms are easily exposed to various risks of street and platform life including being forced to beg or work, health and injury risks, indulging in substance abuse and different forms of exploitation. The decisions can be costly and life altering. They can easily slip into living a deprived life and lose their childhood forever.

Through early intervention, a large majority of these children can be helped in the form of rescue, shelter-care and counselling. Not only that, they can even be sent back home – to the love and care of their parents and claim their childhoods again.

“It is our duty to restore children to their families” – Railway minister

30 June 2017 More Videos

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Honourable Minister for Railways highlights the issue of runaway children on railway platforms and the government’s efforts to rescue and restore them back to family. In the message, which comes straight from his heart, he speaks not only about the efforts done by Indian Railways to help these children, but also appeals …