Improving Childhood

India marks yet another Children's Day. Despite positive developments over the past decades, much remains to be done to provide a safe and enjoyable childhood for a child in India. A pictorial look at some of the hurdles to secure childhood in an India where female foeticide, infant mortality, hunger, malnutirion, homelessness, illiteracy, inadequate healthcare facilities and child labour continue to be a blot on the country's recent economic performance.

We all talk about how sad it is that children in India are suffering on so many fronts - economic, social, etc. But what are we doing about it? This is not a criticism of others, but a genuine question. What are we doing? And what can we - as expats - do to help the children in India as well as the rest of the world?

from:  nitish
Posted on: Nov 25, 2009 at 08:23 IST

It is so heart-breaking to know these facts in a country where children are considered as God. I hope that a day will come when these facts become history.

from:  Indumathi Kandasamy
Posted on: Nov 18, 2009 at 00:24 IST

It's very sad to see the condition of children in India. No matter how much we achieve in technological front, or political front we are still lagging in this field.We cannot be compare with countries like China or USA until we provide facilities for children. Children are the base of any country because they are the future.

from:  Sonu Rathore
Posted on: Nov 16, 2009 at 20:52 IST

Save the child. It is our social responsibilty.

from:  vrunda patel
Posted on: Nov 16, 2009 at 17:46 IST

A child's smile is the universe. Children epitomise innocence,grace and tenderness.It is of supreme importance for any nation to ensure a healthy childhood. The poison of poverty and neglect hurts our children. We cannot claim to have 'arrived' on the world stage without providing care and education to them. Future of India lies in its children.

from:  Sunil Kumar
Posted on: Nov 16, 2009 at 11:39 IST

We should stop celebrating children's day till the current situation which has hardly improved in the past 100 years now takes a different path.

from:  Bihar Kesari
Posted on: Nov 14, 2009 at 22:53 IST

It is very very saddening that even after dedicated efforts from successive governments, we find there are many children who are victims of illiteracy, malnutrition, child labour and other evils. Have we become complacent because of the largely positive developments? Otherwise how do we explain the lack of initiatives and focus to save those kids who are still caught in the clutches of evils?

from:  Senthil Rajan
Posted on: Nov 14, 2009 at 18:01 IST
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