More than one-third of India’s population is below the age of 18. India has the largest young population of the world. It is home to more than 400 million children. However, the state of the children in the country is impoverished. The following statistics will highlight the predicaments faced by the children of India:
- Out of every 100 children who enrol for school, 70 of them drop out of school before reaching the secondary level of education.
- More than 65% of girls get married and have children before the age of 18.
- India has the highest number of child labourers in the world.
- One in every three malnourished children in the world lives in India.
- India has the largest number of sexually abused children with at least one in every 10 children sexually abused at any point in time.
The above statistics throws some light on the appalling condition of the children living in India. Although many government policies were formed to protect the rights of children, they help little in improving the life of these underprivileged children.
However there are many NGO’s who work for the cause of child rights. Such organisations bridge the gaps in the society and put in concentrated efforts to raise the issue in order to seek more support from the public. As a responsible citizen of India, it is the duty of every Indian to help these children in any possible way. A simple step would be to donate some money. Donating will not only make you feel happy but will also help in building a better future for these children.
These days money can be donated easily through online donations at various NGO websites. Making donations to such causes is essential in ensuring that these unfortunate children have a better future. Donation is a way of giving back to the society. Giving is not about Donation, it is about making a difference.