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 of Women & Child Development and Railways will be expanded to cover 60 major railway stations soon. Through this expansion, more than 50,000 children can be helped every year.
She has appealed to all citizens to join hands in securing the future of these children as this cannot be the job of one person or the government alone.