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Nita (name changed to protect identity) is a 16-year old young girl who stays in a village near Ajmer. Nita’s mother was murdered by her father at the age of 9. Since then Nita’s been brought up by her grandparents. As Nita started growing up, her relatives started putting pressure on her for marriage. Her grandparents also gave up in…

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We come across stories of motivation frequently and some stick with us. This story is one where a young girl fought against insurmountable odds and strove to pursue her higher education from the intervention area of CRY supported project, the Society for Rural Agriculturists and Mass Awareness (SRAMA) from Andhra Pradesh. N. Samyuktha, hailing from a poor family in the…

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We drove down on a hot sunny day, excited to meet Lalithamma, the founder of People’s Organisation for Rural Development (PORD) She was making revolutionary changes to the lives of many children in south India and had managed to work against all beliefs and all stereotypes in the society to make a difference in people’s lives, while helping villages where…

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The timely intervention by CRY supported project Sanghamithra Service Society (SSS), Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh during the academic year 2014-15 not only prevented a child marriage but also produced a proud martial artist from one of the most marginalized families from Avilala slum in Tirupathi town. K. Mobina was then all of fourteen. Mobina’s father is an Auto-rickshaw driver and her mother…

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In the Dediapada block of Narmada district (Gujarat), there’s a primary school in a village called Gadh which is unique in their approach of teaching. One of their most remarkable teachers is Jeetubhai , who had a very difficult childhood and had met a plethora of challenges on his way of becoming an academician. But nothing could deter him from his…

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It was early November, and the clock struck one. A huge group of children made a beeline to the lunch hall for their Mid Day Meals – a bunch of happy, excited faces. I waited patiently. In another hour’s time, I was to be served the same meal for my lunch. The first morsel, and I knew something was ‘wrong’…

“What I can do, I must do”, this powerful line by the late CRY founder Rippan Kapur, is not just a bunch of words. Time and again we have seen individuals stand up to obstacles and conquer over them; defeat their fears and lift up the society. We call these distinct people ‘heroes’. Yes, they are heroes. But here we…

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“Arey dada, you have come. Please wait. I’ll be right back” shouted Pranoy from the meeting room, right at the end of the corridor, when he spotted me entering the accounts team. From the short glimpse that I could manage I found that he was still the same energetic man that I had met five years back, with bright twinkling…

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I want to study further and not be a child bride. I am Rekha. “I love my village Jaganuru in Chikkodi taluk of Belgaum district, Karnataka.  School meant learning, playing and enjoying my childhood. Suddenly when there were no classes for 7th grade and my friends and I were asked by our parents to get ready for marriage. We never…

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