Maniram left home angrily because he didn’t like studies and ended in more troubles

1 July 2017 More Stories

14 year old Maniram was found alone and trembling at a railway station by SATHI. After a brief conversation, he revealed that his parents passed away when he was little and that he now stayed with his grandparents. “They are poor and I am not able to go to school. They force me to do …

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 are those who have made impulsive decisions and left home for simple reasons. The decisions can be costly and life altering. 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. They can easily slip into living a deprived life and lose their childhood forever.

A large majority of the children can however be helped. Through early intervention. 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
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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 …