One wrong decision made Nisha live away from her family for three years

7 July 2017 More Stories

Nisha (name changed), a 14-year old girl is an inhabitant of a small village named Dehrigown of Moradabad district in UP. Her mother left the family because she wanted to live in a separate house with her husband, but Nisha’s father was unable to fulfil this wish. In her absence, the care of Nisha and …

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.

Smt. Maneka Gandhi reiterates the ministry’s commitment to help railway children

24 June 2017 More Videos

Through a video message, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Honorable Minister for Women and Child Development, Govt. of India has expressed her concern about runaway and separated children found on railway platforms.  Pledging the ministry’s commitment to help children in contact with railways, she has said that Railway Childline, a joint initiative of the Ministries …