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What drove me to take this challenge? Everyone I have spoken to since the day this solo Trans-Himalayan cycle trip of mine became public knowledge, has asked me this question at least once – “Why?” And my answer is a very clichéd – why not?   Today, as I enter Nepal after completing the first phase of my #RideForChildRights with…

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Perhaps nothing can be more fulfilling than to have a girl’s presence in your life and if she comes in the form of a daughter, it is picture perfect.  Now what comes along with it is the trickier part. The journey which the newborn girl undertakes getting conditioned by her parents, family, society are what have a long term bearing…

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“I was born bare skinned,  When I was 3, I had clothes, and dreamt for ‘toys’, I turned 10 and I had book in hands, wished for ‘Bat and Ball’, On my 15th b’day, I had family, friends, and wanted ‘love’, At the age of 18, I had vigor, love, time, but dreamt for ‘money’. I crossed 20 with big…

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Karan built a wind turbine when he was just 14 years. If he stays in school, imagine how much more he can achieve? Karan participated in a children's fair in his school organised by CRY-supported project Gram Vikas Trust (GVT), Gujarat. Karan was so inspired that he went back home and created a wind turbine all by himself. He presented…

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In its 69th year of independence, India is continuing to make its mark globally. The country’s growth in areas of service sector, infrastructural developments, and scientific breakthroughs are a testimony to its accomplishments. Yet, almost seven decades after India won its freedom, millions of children are anything but free and for them education still remains a distant dream. 1 in…

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In India 33 million children in the age group of 0 - 18 are child labourers (Census 2011). Allowing children to work in family enterprises is likely to have far reaching implications on children’s overall development and health. In reality, children who combine school with economic roles often work for long hours after school, or may drop out of school…

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With monsoons on the prowl and sports out of question, CRY volunteers in Pune decided to make simple science experiments the centre of the 2016 Summer Camp. The two day camp at Sant Ramdas Swami Prathamik Vidyalaya began with a movie screening. With the blockbuster Marathi movie “Sairat” still in cinemas, everybody knew what the popular demand was with the…

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