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The life of child labours working in hotels, restaurants and in rag picking at open dust bins and dhalaos in Delhi and other parts of the country is really a worrisome sitiation and extremely little is being done by the NGOs’, law enforcing agencies and government departments dealing with child welfare responsibilities.

Children of adoloscent age in a group of four or five seggregating degradable and bio degradable waste from dust bins and dumps of rubbish and picking plastic bottles on the roadside as well are the common instances visible everyday by all of us. Looking towards them make us feel pity on their extremely pitiable socio economic status.

Lean and thin these mal nourished children has no future of any sort, may it be relating to their academic career or job avenues. Majority of themare suffering from several skin and lung related ailments completely careless about treatment as meeting two ends meal and creating sustenance is their parents is their primay concern.

While some of themwork willingly as rag pickers constrained to spoil their entire lifedue to non existence or availability of any outside goverental support, many work on the pressure and instrction of their poor, dejected and hapless parents. What sounds shocking about this whole affair shocking is the fact that these poor children finally get into the trap of thieves, professional criminals and drig eddicts and kingpins and enter the narrow and dark lanes of dampened life of a druggist finally meeting a sad end.

Not talking of such rag picker children of India but in Delhi itself one can find them in thousands with no future and healthy life rather growing up as liability on the society as druggists, criminals, thieves and anti social elements. But who’s responsible for their such a petty and pitiable conditon. It’s we, the governmental departments responsible for their welfare drawing large financoal budgets, the NGOs who claim ofdoing so much for the children of the lowest ebb of the society against heavy funding from India and abroad, the big corporate houses who earn thousands of crores as profit but hardly allocate a minutest portion of it for looking afterthe welfare and well being of these most suffered lot, the rag pickers whose whole life is nothing but a symbol of hell.

Noble proizes are being presented in the name of discouraging child traffic and child labour but what about these millons of malnourished and uneducated rag pickers children of our society. Don’t we or our government agencies owe any responsibility to improvise their future who are literally leading a life in hell? When will we wake up? We want an answer? What’s your take friends?


A social welfare organisation wedded to the cause of socially, educationally, culturally and to an extent economically empowering the children of the nearby slums, economically deprived classes and from the down trodden echelons of the society celebrated Deepawali symbolising environment conservation by flowers and lightening of earthern lamps the DIYAS in their premises situated at Vasundhara amid the pivotal presence of writers, social activists, former bureaucrats and family members on 18th October on Choti Deepawali.

The children associated with Sarthak Prayas NGO run by Umesh Pant and his trusted colleagues gathered in the precints on a day before Deepawali and exchanged pleasentaries greeting happy Deepawali to each other and lightening of lamps including narrating their mutual experiences. They presented flowers to each others and guests present on these occasion and sought the blessings of their teachers and elders. Sarthak prayas is a dedicated NGO tirelessly working to empower poor and hapless students through imparting free education and social knowledge.

A library comprising of lot number of books donated to them on various subjects is used by the children to enhance their educative knowledge on different subjects and to inculcate in students the habit of reading and keeping them informed about the developments happening around them. A selfless organisation under the able guidance and leadership of Umesh Pant had also been extremely active during the tragic Uttarakhand disaster and in the aftermath by visiting the natural calamity hit villages into the interiors of the Kedarnath valley and delivering material and medicinal support to the disaster victims.

They very often visit the affected villages and try to provide them substantial help in kind as per their limited capacity and calibre as well as commitment towards the cause. On 18th October Sarthak Prayas celebrated environment friendly Deepawali with 40 children of the slums and their families at their precincts at Vasundhara, Ghaziabad.. Sweets were distributed alongwith merry making with the children on this pious occasion.Those who participated in this modest Deepawali festival at Sarthak Prayas were Umesh Pant, Eminent literateur Prem Pal Sharma, Sr journalist Charu Tiwari, Theatre activist Manoj Chandola, Hansa Amola, Girish, Kusum, Renuka, and Shitiz etc.

Everybody blessed the children and lauded the outstanding efforts of Sarthak Prayas to empower the economically deprived students educationally in order to make them better and well equipped citizens of the country in the near future. Uttarakhand Journalists Forum appreciates the laudable gesture and dedicated commitment of Sarthak Prayas who with limited resources is doing an exemplary job for uplifting the living and literacy standard of the unprivileged children of the society. Happy Diwali to Sarthak Prayas.