Your impact in India
Your impact in India
CHANGING A LAW ON REPORTING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Purnima was abused at the age of 10. She was 40 years old by the time she realised what had happened to her and decided to initiate criminal proceedings against her molester. Unfortunately, the law in India did not allow her to as there is a time limitation to filing criminal complaints. She got a chance to meet the Minister for Women and Child Development. After a long wait, the Ministry publicly clarified that the POCSO Act has no time limitation to report abuse.
A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE WATER CRISIS?
As a 15-year-old, Garvita started noticing how water is wasted in the glasses we leave behind in glasses at restaurants. Given the water crisis that many cities are facing, Garvita decided to do something about this. On World Water Day 2019, NRAI announced a movement across India by bringing the #GlassHalfFull concept to restaurants as well as introducing them to newer methods to optimize water usage.
Saving Over 900 Trees from being Cut Down
Over 900+ fully grown majestic Banyan trees were under threat of being cut down in Hyderabad, only to provide for better roads.While we ask where our birds are disappearing or why monkeys are invading our cities or towns, we do not stand up to protect their environments.
Uday met the Project Director of the National Highways Authority of India, who assured him that they will not cut down the 950+ trees that we have been trying to save. The trees will now be translocated.
Salt Workers' Rights included in the DMK Manifesto
An IAS aspirant, Sujitha lives close to one of the largest salt-producing areas of Tamil Nadu. Growing up, she saw how badly salt pan workers are exploited, just so that we can add salt to make our food tasty.
No protective footwear, clothes or glasses. These workers suffer skin burns and poor eyesight for the rest of their lives. She wanted to change this and started a petition asking the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party to add welfare of these salt-pan workers to their election manifesto.
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