Metro stations hosting child rights exhibition

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Twelve Delhi Metro stations are hosting ‘Click Rights’, a photojournalism exhibition highlighting the health and nutrition challenges faced by children below the age of five in the country.

The photo exhibition is part of the ‘Get Healthy, Give Healthy’ campaign launched by Child Rights and You (CRY), a non-governmental organisation, seeking to make people aware about the issues confronting children.

“The campaign focuses on children under 5 years of age and their health, education and nutrition. Growth and development is at its peak in this age-group and proper nutrition, health and a safe and stimulating environment lay the foundations for later development,” said Soha Moitra, the Regional Director, North, CRY.

She said 56 percent of children from 12 to 23 months were not immunized and 48.4 percent were 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 were contributed by children from CRY intervention areas, with training from photography volunteers.

Anuj Dayal, Executive Director Corporate Communications, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said, “The Delhi Metro is pleased to associate itself with the ‘Click Rights’ initiative.”

“Children are the future of the nation… We are sure that through this campaign we will be able to benefit many children and provide them with the ideal platform to shine in their lives,” he added.

The photo exhibition will run up to December 31 across 12 stations, including Shahdara, Kashmere Gate, Vishwavidyalaya, Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, New Delhi, Rajiv Chowk, Uttam Nagar East, Janakpuri West, Anand Vihar ISBT, Mandi House and ITO.

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