1) A Worse Sex Ratio Than Rural India
2) More than 50% Homeless Children Say They Have Been Sexually Abused
3) One In Three Street Children Admitted To Substance Abuse
4) The Rich and Poor Divide Translates Into Overweight And Malnourished
Perhaps the data and information revealed by this survey comes as a shock to readers, and perhaps it seems justified to those who witness these harsh realities in their day to day life and work. The fact of the matter remains that despite having the youngest population in the world, India's children are amongst the most developmentally and socially challenged in our population. If we, along with our government, don't take bigger strides towards bettering their plight, then the future of this country is eight million times more frightening than the personal futures each one of these children.
Words: Devang Pathak
Feature image credit: Steve McCurry