TBI Bulletin: Delhi Designers Shun Child Labour + Peasants’ Movement To Reclaim Land + The School That Started Mid-Day Meal Concept + More! (28.06.2012)

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1. The real story of how a 24-year-old drug addict could achieve a second life by liberating himself from the killer menace, is a fitting tribute to the ‘Anti-Drug Day’ observed on Tuesday!

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2. The Directorate of Food and Drug Administration wants an amendment to Goa Public Health Act that empower FDA inspectors to fine people selling banned gutka on-the-spot. It will end the existing procedure of filing cases against the offenders and then pursuing them for years and ultimately losing the case for lack of an evidence or a witness!

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3. There’s a vast difference between mere talks in seminars/conference in 5-star hotels on social reforms and its actual implementation! An organization called ‘Save the Children’ succeeded in convincing Delhi-based fashion designers against employing children under the age of 14 years. A designer, Narresh, admitted, “We should have norms that make it mandatory for designers, manufacturers and sub-contractors to ensure that no child is employed.”

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4. The ‘do or die’ fight by poor peasants to till and toil on land once owned by them is worth applauding. Tribal farmers stepped up their stir for getting back the lands taken over for Vadrevu and Nizampatnam Port and Industrial Corridor Project.

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5. He won a place in Limca Book of World Records for an interactive theatre production where more than 2,000 parents, teachers, trustees and principals came together to share their views on the National Theatre Movement under the volunteer programme of Child Rights and You (CRY).

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6. The mid-day meal concept, which has motivated millions of children to find their way to school, learn and then earn their own bread, has its roots way back to the year 1920 from a humble school in Chennai.

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Compiled by Devdutt.

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