A talk by noted development economist Dr. A.K. Shivakumar on ‘Child Rights and India’s Future’ was held on 30 January at Magnolia - India Habitat Centre, as part of the Ritinjali Annual Lecture.
The school aims at imparting literacy, social values, and vocational skills to deprived youth in Delhi.
Leaving the secure confines of your home in rural Uttar Pradesh; coming to behemoth called Delhi; working to provide for your family as your alcoholic father cannot do so; all this at the tender age of 13.
Nasser, a 12 year old from Orissa, is brought to Delhi on pretext of earning money for his family by their neighbour in the village who runs a tea stall in Delhi. He was made to work throughout the day and not even given sufficient food.