Poverty had forced many such rural kids to quit school and toil in the local mica mines. A 2016 survey revealed that about 20,000 kids worked in mica mines in Jharkhand and in neighbouring Bihar. Some were as young as five years, boys and girls, among them many school dropouts, too. Besides stunting their future career, this hazardous occupation also afflicted their health.
In 2011, activists from Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi, selected this village to become a Bal Mitra Gram (BMG) (Child Friendly Village). Promoting child-centric rural development, BMG ensures kids are not employed, married or exploited. Instead, it provides them with quality education by empowering their parents and the communities.
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The Mother's Cry for Help
World Environment Day (WED), celebrated every year on June 5, is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First established in 1972, World Environment Day is of utmost importance to Mother Nature and its inhabitants. It is born of the awareness that the environment is our home, and preserving it for future generations is more crucial than ever today.
Choose your words with care!
Words are really powerful! They reflect or mirror our thoughts and feelings. So, we have to think about our words, understand our words, watch and weigh our words. Words are containers for power, and so we have to decide what sort of power we want our words to carry. Our words can augment or diminish our level of contentment. They can shape the answers to our prayers and have a positive or negative upshot of our future. One might say that our words are like a movie screen that uncovers what we have been thinking and our attitudes. The saying, “Watch your words or your words might drown you” is very true.
THE ART OF TRUE GIVING
Derived from the Latin word carus and the old French word chariteÌ, ‘charity’ originally meant love and compassion. So naturally, it became an important tenet in every religious text to encourage benevolent action and generous donations to the needy. Whatever be the notion of charity in people’s minds, it is always defined by two words — ‘voluntary’ and ‘giving’ — and therein, lies the beauty of charity.
Believe In yourself!
Your beliefs, to a great extent, make you or break you! We are driven by our beliefs and values, every day. Mentally strong people don’t give negative people power over them. They refuse to blame others for holding them back or dragging them down.
Alfiya Pathan Nagpur's Teenage Boxing Star
There was a time when boxing was always considered a male preserve. It was a strong belief that women’s bodies were too frail to box. The decision to grant it recognition for the Olympics inspired many enthusiastic women who were previously discouraged from considering combat sports as a career. Earlier, girls thought that women could not box, but now there are role models for them. Some of boxing’s biggest female stars have stepped into the ring and answered the bell even during pandemic times.
Rishabh Pant From A Brat To Brilliant
A tour Down Under may prove to be the Waterloo for many a cricketer not only because the Australians play very competitive cricket but also because the pitches there are fast and bouncy. While it may be a paradise for the faster bowlers it may be a deluge for batsmen whose batting technique lacks the capability to handle the short-pitched deliveries — used mercilessly and frequently by the Australian bowlers.
LT COL. FAIZ SIDDIQUI SHAPING INDIA'S HORSE POWER
Can you think of a game where the winner wins or the loser loses by just half a goal? Can you think of a game which left-handers cannot play? Well, if you are surprised at the questions you need to know a little about the game of polo for all this can happen only in a game of polo.
GRAB Every Opportunity
I have heard many people complaining that there is no opportunity for them as someone is already doing what they always wanted to do. But they don’t realize that they must grab the opportunity. When I started my training programme, there were many established trainers in the field already. But I knew that my story is different from theirs. Even if the stories were similar, I can say it differently.
Jason Ignatius Pop Star on The Rise!
Aspiring singer, Jason Ignatius, in a free-wheeling chat with ELSA LYCIAS JOEL, talks about his working experience, his favourite day, and more.
YAKSHAGANA The Traditional Theatre Form of Karnataka
Yakshagana is the traditional theatre art form of Karnataka, particularly prevalent and developed in south and north Karnataka, Udupi, Shimoga and western parts of Chikmagalur district in Karnataka. A group of performing artists is known as a Mela or a Mandali.
प्रवासी श्रमिकों का शोषण' रोकने के लिये मजबूत तंत्र की जरूरत: सोरेन
झारखंड के मुख्यमंत्री हेमंत सोरेन ने देश के विभिन्न हिस्सों, विशेष रूप से दुर्गम इलाकों में झारखंड के प्रवासी श्रमिकों के “शोषण” को लेकर चिंता जताते हुए इस पर रोक लगाने के लिए एक मजबूत तंत्र स्थापित करने की आवश्यकता बतायी और कहा कि वह अन्य राज्यों के अपने समकक्षों के साथ आवश्यक चर्चा करेंगे।
झारखंड शिक्षा बोर्ड की 10वीं और 12वीं की परीक्षा रद्द
सीएम हेमंत सोरेन ने लिया बड़ा फैसला
कोविड-19 रोधी टीकों की सबसे ज्यादा बर्बादी झारखंड में
केरल व बंगाल में पूरा उपयोग हुआ।
Flames of Destruction
Forest fires and their alerts in the country have gone up sharply in recent times, posing a serious threat to our environment, wildlife and biodiversity. Can wildfires be prevented in a world dealing with climate change?
HELPING FIGHT THE PANDEMIC WITH A SONG
A worker sings ‘parodies’ to make tribals aware of Covid norms and the need for vaccination, by Mukesh Ranjan
झारखंड में सख्त लॉकडाउन की तैयारी, सीएम हेमंत सोरेन कल कर सकते हैं फैसला
झारखंड में लागू मिनी लॉकडाउन 13 मई सुबह छह बजे तक है। जैसा की मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा है कि राज्य में कोरोना संक्रमण की चेन को प्रभावी तरीके से तोड़ने के लिए सख्त लॉकडाउन की जरूरत महसूस की जा रही है। उम्मीद की जा रही है कि सरकार 13 मई से आगे मिनी लॉकडाउन (स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा सप्ताह) को बढ़ायेगी।
लालू अब भी महत्वपूर्ण
लालू प्रसाद यादव आखिरकार चौथी बार में किस्मतवाले रहे. बिहार के इस पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री और राष्ट्रीय जनता दल (राजद) के मुखिया चारा घोटाले से जुड़े कई मुकदमों में दोषी करार दिए जाने के बाद दिसंबर, 2017 से जेल में बंद थे. इससे पहले तीन दफा उनकी जमानत याचिका खारिज कर दी गई थी और शायद इसीलिए 17 अप्रैल को झारखंड हाइकोर्ट के आदेश ने पार्टी कैडर और बिहार में उनके समर्थकों के बीच उम्मीद की लहर पैदा कर दी.
Job loss, cash crunch return to haunt migrant workers
Hyderabad:As the second wave of Covid intensifies, migrant workers in Hyderabad are left to bear the brunt of it, all over again. Much like 2020, this time too, many have found themselves at the mercy of their employers, who’ve either withheld salaries — for fear of them leaving town and not returning to work -- or unceremoniously shown them the door, without clearing dues.
For the people
How the election machinery reinvented itself ahead of the Bihar assembly polls in 2020
Pandemic drives more people to risk lives in illegal mica mines
When the country went into lockdown last March and Tota Rai lost his cleaning job in the textile hub of Surat, he knew working in the illegal mica mining industry back home was his only option.