CRY- Child Rights and You launched its annual photo journalism initiative “Click Rights” across the capital city. The exhibition, supported by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), highlights issues of children under the age of five years and will be displayed across 12 metro stations in Delhi.
An exhibition of perfectly captured pictures depicting health and nutrition challenges faced by children below the age group of five in the country has been put up across 12 metro stations. The exhibition, which is in its fourth year, is a part of CRY’s ‘Get Healthy. Give Healthy’ campaign that will give 2,81,045 children a healthy start to their lives, in association with Ketto.org, a crowdfunding website.
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The first five years play a significant role in a child’s life. But for thousands of children, a healthy start to life continues to be a distant dream. Long before they turn five, their physical, emotional and cognitive growth is hampered by the lack of adequate nutrition and healthcare. ‘Click Rights’ highlights through the power of photography, the challenges faced by these children.
Says Soha Moitra, the Regional Director, North for CRY- Child Rights and You, “Nearly 56% of children of 12 to 23 months are not immunized, 48.4% are (stunted) malnourished. Almost one million children every year do not live to see their first birthday. Therefore, through Click Rights, we aim to reach out to people and convey that every child needs a healthy start and that opportunities lost in this phase cannot be reversed.”
A large number of the photographs have been contributed by children from CRY intervention areas, with training from CRY photography volunteers, besides photographer Prashant Panjiar. These children were given cameras to photograph the daily lives of their younger siblings. Many of the elder children had in fact never stepped into a school because they were entrusted to look after their younger siblings.
The photographs will be showcased across 12 metro stations Shahdara (Line-1), Kashmere Gate (Line-1/2), Vishwavidyalaya (Line-2), Chandni Chowk (Line-2), Chawri Bazar (Line-2), New Delhi (Line-2), Rajiv Chowk (Line-2), Uttam Nagar East (Line-3), Janakpuri West (Line-3), Anand Vihar ISBT (Line-4), Mandi House (Line-3/6), ITO (Line-6). The exhibition will be held till January 10, 2016.
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