In the run-up to celebrate the World Day against Child Labour on 12th June, CRY – Child Rights and You collaborated with the Indian Museum to organize the fourth edition of Aashayein. More than 120 children from several urban slums of the city took part in the day-long bonanza. SVF stood in solidarity with the cause as the cast and crew of their latest film Uma graced the event to motivate and interact with the children.
The event also marked the launch of an awareness drive by CRY to drive home the message that One More Child in School is One Less Child Labourer – to highlight how education can play a game-changer in addressing the issue.
The central lawn of The Indian Museum was abuzz with mirth and merriment for children from the slums of Rajabazar, Dhapa, Kalighat, Topsia, Dhakuria and Howrah. CRY volunteers had organised workshops on art and drama for them, while children exhibited models of their science experiments made all by themselves.
The event was inaugurated by Atindra Nath Das, the Regional Director of CRY (East) and the acclaimed actress Debolina Dutta.
Srijit Mukherji, Rudranil Ghosh, Anupam Roy, Anirban Bhattacharya and Sara Sengupta aka Uma added to the joyous atmosphere as they spoke up for the cause.
Tega Industries Ltd., Khandani Rajdhani and Fever FM extended support to make the event successful.
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