Highlights Of #TheInvisibles Telethon: Protect India's Children Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak Lockdown

Making The Invisibles Visible, a 21-day campaign initiated by Save the Children and NDTV aims to bring focus to the lives of over 20 lakh children living in street situations

Highlights Of #TheInvisibles Telethon: Protect India's Children Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak Lockdown

Making The Invisibles Visible is a 21-day campaign initiated by Save the Children and NDTV to bring focus to the lives of children living in street situations. As India fights the Novel Coronavirus, we must not forget one of the most marginalised and excluded groups whose lives have been long ignored – street-connected children.

Nearly 20 lakh children live on the streets of India, without an identity, a name to call their own, a place to call home, sleeping on empty stomachs for days and nights. These twenty lakh are children, who have dreams, who have rights, who are our tomorrow. They are living in the shadows today.

The 21-day campaign will generate public interest and raise funds to ensure these over 20 lakh children who live, earn, sleep and eat on our streets are cared for and protected. Amidst the crisis the world is facing, they are most vulnerable, exposed to infection and disease.

World

57,22,054Cases
29,91,690Active
23,74,096Recovered
3,56,268Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 188 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 57,22,054 and 3,56,268 have died; 29,91,690 are active cases and 23,74,096 have recovered as on May 28, 2020 at 7:35 pm.

India

1,58,333 6566Cases
86,110 3106Active
67,692 3266Recovered
4,531 194Deaths
In India, there are 1,58,333 confirmed cases including 4,531 deaths. The number of active cases is 86,110 and 67,692 have recovered as on May 28, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Akola506
Aurangabad1415
Dhule125
Jalgaon522
Mumbai34865
Mumbai Suburban3331
Nagpur450
Nashik1092
Palghar736
Pune7213
Satara431
Solapur717
Thane9318
Yavatmal107
Ahmednagar85
Amravati201
Beed40
Bhandara25
Buldhana56
Chandrapur26
Hingoli138
Jalna124
Kolhapur361
Latur109
Nanded118
Nandurbar32
Parbhani38
Raigad1012
Ratnagiri201
Sangli98
Gadchiroli28
gondia56
Osmanabad58
Sindhudurg19
Wardha8
Washim11

56948 2190

37133 1121

17918 964

1897 105

DistrictCases
Chittoor257
Guntur412
Krishna477
Kurnool704
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*168
Anantapur344
East Godavari167
Prakasam64
Srikakulam70
Visakhapatnam78
West Godavari121
Y.S.R.160
Vizianagaram17

3171

1056

2057 48

58 1

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Rural13
Bengaluru Urban294
Mysuru98
Bagalkote83
Ballari38
Belagavi182
Bidar123
Chikkaballapura129
Dakshina Kannada94
Dharwad45
Gadag37
Kalaburagi202
Mandya265
Tumakuru34
Uttara Kannada79
Vijayapura93
Chamarajanagara0
Chikkamagaluru12
Chitradurga11
Davangere146
Hassan135
Haveri12
Kodagu4
Kolar21
Koppal4
Raichur73
Ramanagara1
Shivamogga36
Udupi124
Yadgir164

2418 135

1590 99

781 33

47 3

DistrictCases
North Goa39
South Goa25

68 1

31

37 9

0

DistrictCases
Chengalpattu643
Chennai12170
Kanchipuram286
Madurai265
Namakkal94
Ranipet99
Thanjavur127
Thiruvallur570
Thiruvarur48
Tiruppur113
Vellore47
Virudhunagar142
Ariyalur412
Coimbatore165
Cuddalore441
Dharmapuri7
Dindigul135
Erode69
Kallakurichi263
Kanniyakumari67
Karur82
Nagapattinam57
Perambalur124
Pudukkottai32
Ramanathapuram72
Salem145
Sivaganga38
Tenkasi82
The Nilgiris16
Theni114
Tiruchirappalli82
Tirunelveli368
Tirupathur30
Tiruvannamalai274
Tuticorin181
Villupuram368
Krishnagiri30

18545 817

8503 244

9909 567

133 6

DistrictCases
Kannur252
Kottayam50
Alappuzha39
Idukki28
Kasaragod272
Kollam56
Kozhikode61
Malappuram61
Palakkad114
Pathanamthitta43
Thiruvananthapuram52
Thrissur41
Ernakulam44
Wayanad30

1004 41

445 30

552 10

7 1

DistrictCases
Raipur11
Korba41
Balod24
Baloda Bazar14
Balrampur9
Bastar0
Bemetara13
Bijapur1
Bilaspur46
Dantewada0
Dhamtari2
Durg11
Gariyaband5
Janjgir-Champa15
Jashpur3
Kabirdham13
Kanker12
Kondagaon0
Korea9
Mahasamund1
Mungeli81
Narayanpur0
Raigarh12
Rajnandgaon35
Sukma0
Surajpur8
Surguja7

369 8

286 4

83 4

0

DistrictCases
Hyderabad1495
MedchalMalkajgiri37
Ranga Reddy85
Suryapet83
Vikarabad38
Warangal Urban29
Adilabad21
Jagitial57
Jangoan7
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Jogulamba Gadwal41
Kamareddy10
Karimnagar10
Khammam11
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad6
Mahabubnagar18
Mancherial33
Medak5
Nalgonda26
Narayanpet2
Nirmal21
Nizamabad74
RajannaSircilla7
Sangareddy16
Bhadradri Kothagudem4
Mahabubabad9
Mulugu3
Nagarkurnool4
Peddapalli3
Siddipet4
Wanaparthy0
Warangal Rural3
YadadriBhuvanagiri36

2098 107

751 101

1284

63 6

DistrictCases
Baleshwar141
Bhadrak104
Jajapur245
Dhenkanal17
Kalahandi15
Kendrapara60
Khordha105
Koraput7
Sundargarh43
Anugul21
Balangir56
Bargarh2
Boudh33
Cuttack87
Deogarh24
Gajapati10
Ganjam394
Jagatsinghapur49
Jharsuguda6
Kandhamal13
Kendujhar20
Malkangiri18
Mayurbhanj19
Nabarangpur1
Nayagarh65
Nuapada14
Puri87
Rayagada0
Sambalpur7
Sonepur5

1593 76

853 76

733

7

DistrictCases
Barwani42
Bhopal1446
Dewas96
Dhar122
East Nimar233
Gwalior132
Indore3401
Jabalpur234
Ujjain726
Agar Malwa13
Alirajpur3
Betul23
Burhanpur295
Chhindwara6
Dindori16
Harda3
Hoshangabad37
Khargone124
Mandsaur109
Morena88
Raisen68
Ratlam30
Sagar115
Shajapur10
Shandol9
Sheopur7
Tikamgarh9
Vidisha20
Anuppur3
Ashoknagar12
Balaghat8
Bhind56
Chhatarpur16
Damoh16
Datia9
Guna3
Jhabua14
Katni2
Mandla12
Narsinghpur10
Neemuch158
Niwari0
Panna4
Rajgarh10
Rewa39
Satna24
Sehore8
Seoni2
Shivpuri8
Sidhi13
Singrauli11
Umaria6

7261 237

3021

3927 238

313 8

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad12580
Anand98
Arvalli113
Banas Kantha107
Bhavnagar125
Gandhinagar224
PanchMahals80
Surat1563
Vadodara983
Bharuch41
Botad55
Chhotaudepur24
Dang3
Dohad38
GirSomnath45
Jamnagar52
Kachchh67
Kheda71
Mahesana95
Mahisagar121
Narmada18
Naysari21
Patan83
Rajkot106
SabarKantha89
Surendranagar32
Tapi6
Valsad30
Amreli9
DevbhumiDwarka11
Junagadh27
Morbi4
Porbandar8

15195 374

6708

7549 410

938 23

DistrictCases
Ajmer334
Banswara97
Bharatpur128
Jaipur1939
Jhalawar205
Jodhpur1303
Kota421
Nagaur420
Alwar54
Barmer22
Bhilwara193
Bikaner98
Chittorgarh220
Churu24
Dausa49
Dholpur35
Dungarpur287
Hanumangarh20
Jaisalmer48
Jhunjhunu63
Karauli11
Pali168
Rajsamand110
SawaiMadhopur22
Sikar69
Tonk169
Udaipur643
Baran8
Bundi1
Ganganagar7
Jalore97
Pratapgarh13
Sirohi76

7703 167

3073

4457 286

173 3

DistrictCases
Faridabad322
Sonipat182
Ambala51
Bhiwani14
CharkiDadri14
Fatehabad15
Gurugram1105
Hisar26
Jhajjar120
Jind30
Kaithal11
Karnal42
Kurukshetra22
Nuh65
Palwal40
Panchkula45
Panipat61
Rohtak35
Sirsa9
Yamunanagar8
Mahendragarh35
Rewari19

1381 76

525 61

838 14

18 1

DistrictCases
Agra899
Aligarh142
Amroha65
Bareilly15
Bijnor89
Bulandshahr110
Firozabad172
Gautam Buddha Nagar576
Kanpur Nagar256
Lucknow293
Mathura89
Meerut412
Moradabad196
Muzaffarnagar69
Rae Bareli75
Rampur179
Saharanpur265
Sant Kabeer Nagar72
Varanasi174
Auraiya23
Ayodhya96
Azamgarh64
Baghpat27
Bahraich62
Balrampur36
Banda23
Basti140
Bhadohi32
Budaun21
Etah29
Etawah30
Ghaziabad486
Ghazipur111
Gonda41
Gorakhpur79
Hapur141
Hardoi33
Jalaun39
Jaunpur162
Jhansi39
Kannauj42
Kasganj6
Kaushambi4
Mainpuri23
Mau18
Mirzapur20
Pilibhit14
Pratapgarh9
Prayagraj14
Sambhal74
Shamli29
Shravasti24
Sitapur29
Sultanpur71
Unnao20
Ambedkar Nagar57
Amethi94
Ballia35
Barabanki145
Chandauli29
Chitrakoot4
Deoria67
Farrukhabad29
Fatehpur1
Hamirpur3
Hathras23
Kanpur Dehat3
Kheri59
Kushi Nagar20
Lalitpur2
Maharajganj45
Mahoba1
Shahjahanpur18
Siddharth Nagar97
Sonbhadra5

6991 443

2818 138

3991 293

182 12

DistrictCases
Central3068
East1078
New Delhi2300
North2075
North East1004
North West2804
Shahdara975
South1122
South East1260
South West1247
West2264

15257 792

7690 736

7264 41

303 15

DistrictCases
Dhubri15
Goalpara14
Marigaon20
Baksa3
Barpeta10
Biswanath3
Bongaigaon8
Cachar35
Charaideo13
Chirang5
Darrang6
Dhemaji8
Dibrugarh4
Dima Hasao8
Golaghat121
Hailakandi16
Hojai58
Jorhat11
Kamrup20
Kamrup Metro193
KarbiAnglong11
Karimganj36
Kokrajhar3
Lakhimpur28
Majuli1
Nagaon40
Nalbari18
Sivasagar8
Sonitpur19
South SalmaraMancachar4
Tinsukia11
Udalguri4
West KarbiAnglong0

781 165

690 140

87 25

4

DistrictCases
East District0
North District0
South District1
West District0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases
Buxar134
Gaya58
Munger152
Patna218
Rohtas256
Arwal44
Aurangabad55
Banka83
Begusarai122
Bhagalpur112
Bhojpur69
Darbhanga65
Gopalganj90
Jehanabad143
Kaimur (bhabua)59
Lakhisarai41
Madhepura57
Madhubani166
Nalanda94
Nawada60
PurbiChamparan87
Purnia36
Saran47
Siwan63
Vaishali69
Araria15
Jamui35
Katihar110
Khagaria124
Kishanganj17
Muzaffarpur51
Pashchim Champaran48
Saharsa51
Samastipur80
Sheikhpura69
Sheohar7
Sitamarhi48
Supaul43

3061 78

1963

1083 183

15 2

DistrictCases
24 Paraganas North565
24 Paraganas South148
Darjeeling15
Howrah979
Jalpaiguri11
Kalimpong7
Kolkata1903
Maldah140
Medinipur East82
Medinipur West32
Hooghly262
Murshidabad78
Nadia60
Paschim Bardhaman47
Purba Bardhaman74
Alipurduar6
Bankura24
Birbhum86
Coochbehar7
Dinajpur Dakshin7
Dinajpur Uttar122
Jhargram9
Purulia11

4192 183

2325 85

1578 92

289 6

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

33

0

33

0

DistrictCases
Pondicherry47
Karaikal2
Mahe4
Yanam0

46

34

12

0

DistrictCases
Anjaw0
Changlang0
Dibang Valley0
East Kameng0
East Siang0
Kamle0
KraDaadi0
KurungKumey0
Leparada0
Lohit1
Longding0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0
Lower Subansiri0
Namsai0
PakkeKessang1
Papum Pare2
Shi Yomi0
Siang0
Tawang0
Tirap0
Upper Siang0
Upper Subansiri0
West Kameng0
West Siang0

2

1

1

0

DistrictCases
Dimapur3
Kiphire0
Kohima0
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Mon0
Peren0
Phek0
Tuensang2
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

4

4

0

0

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli3

2

2

0

0

DistrictCases
Ranchi137
Bokaro17
Deoghar5
Dhanbad16
Garhwa56
Giridih17
Hazaribagh55
Jamtara3
Koderma32
Simdega10
Chatra1
Dumka3
East Singhbum34
Godda2
Gumla18
Khunti3
Latehar10
Lohardaga4
Pakur4
Palamu19
Ramgarh15
Sahebganj0
SaraikelaKharsawan4
West Singhbhum15

448 22

259 12

185 10

4

DistrictCases
Gomati28
North Tripura7
Dhalai171
Khowai13
Sepahijala9
South Tripura6
Unakoti2
West Tripura10

230 23

65 23

165

0

DistrictCases
Kargil43
LehLadakh33

53

10

43

0

DistrictCases
Anantnag253
Bandipora140
Shopian107
Srinagar196
Baramulla130
Budgam70
Ganderbal27
Jammu53
Kathua30
Kulgam180
Kupwara138
Rajouri14
Ramban66
Reasi14
Samba9
Udhampur38
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0
Doda2
Kishtwar4
Poonch5
Pulwama40

1921 162

1041 139

854 21

26 2

DistrictCases
Chamba20
Hamirpur93
Kangra65
Sirmaur4
Solan24
Una32
Bilaspur18
Kinnaur0
Kullu1
Lahaul And Spiti0
Mandi12
Shimla8

273 26

198 23

70 3

5

DistrictCases
Jalandhar263
Ludhiana245
Patiala123
Amritsar372
Barnala23
Faridkot71
Firozepur50
Gurdaspur143
Hoshiarpur116
Kapurthala41
Mansa27
Moga63
Pathankot46
S.A.S Nagar116
Sangrur105
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)95
Sri Muktsar Sahib68
Tarn Taran174
Bathinda48
Fatehgarh Sahib46
Fazilka50
Rupnagar (Ropar)63

2139 33

181 33

1918

40

DistrictCases
Haridwar34
Dehradun90
Nainital139
Almora23
Bageshwar9
Chamoli14
Champawat10
PauriGarhwal17
Pithoragarh21
Rudraprayag15
Tehri Garhwal61
Udam Singh Nagar56
Uttar Kashi10

469 68

386 53

79 15

4

DistrictCases
Bishnupur0
Chandel2
Churachandpur20
Imphal East4
Imphal West6
Jiribam0
Kakching0
Kamjong3
Kangpokpi2
Noney0
Pherzawl0
Senapati1
Tamenglong0
Tengnoupal2
Thoubal1
Ukhrul0

44 5

40 5

4

0

DistrictCases
Chandigarh284

279 13

88 13

187

4

DistrictCases
Daman0
Diu0

0

0

0

0

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills18
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
North Garo Hills1
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Garo Hills0
South West Khasi Hills0
West Garo Hills1
West Jaintia Hills0
West Khasi Hills0

20 5

7 5

12

1

DistrictCases
Aizawl1
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Kolasib0
Lawngtlai0
Lunglei0
Mamit0
Saiha0
Saitual0
Serchhip0

1

0

1

0

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

0

0

0

0

Apr 26, 2020 21:56 (IST)
That's a wrap on the NDTV - Save the Children #TheInvisibles Telethon
Thank you to all the donors. You can still contribute and make a difference to the lives of lakhs of children: https://special.ndtv.com/making-the-invisible-visible-65/donate-now

Apr 26, 2020 21:45 (IST)
'Nokia is using its products to connect people during the Coronavirus lockdown,' says, Sanjay Malik
Apr 26, 2020 21:38 (IST)
Zarin Gupta, Chairperson, Salaam Baalak Trust on issues facing the children on the street:

Having the children in the shelters is absolutely the need of the hour. To get the street children who roam around and keep them in a shelter is tough so we have a very good team, thanks to whom we are able to achieve this. Our volunteers include teachers, doctors, who are staying with us for 7-8 days and helping our children. Education is very important for these children to help their mental health as well. 
Apr 26, 2020 21:34 (IST)
Singer, Prateek Kuhad on #TheInvisibles telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 21:33 (IST)
Ambrish Bakaya of Hewlett Packard Enterprise:


We believe that these are trying times for families,communities as well as businesses. We need to contribute as a technological company by offering network, and technology, whether for policy makers, scientists, medical professional or doctors. 
Apr 26, 2020 21:26 (IST)
Swaroop Rawal, Actor turned Educator:

We need to take care of the psycho-social health of the children, its extremely important. We need to act now, we cannot wait for COVID or lockdown to get over to act. After COVID is over, we need to continue doing it. Mental health is one issue that I'm most concerned about. 
Apr 26, 2020 21:20 (IST)
Actor, Mandana Karimi on #TheInvisibles telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 21:19 (IST)
Vasvi Bharat Ram, Joint Vice Chairperson of The Shri Ram Schools in Delhi NCR:

- It is a very important issue. Lives of children are at a standpoint due to the pandemic. Even the children at home, their lives are disrupted, so the children on streets are most affected. Education has come to an absolute halt. We need to figure out how we can help these children. 

- Post lockdown, its going to be a huge challenge for the government to take life back to normal especially, in education sector. India is known to be a survivor. Right now, nobody knows what's going to happen, so we need to wait and watch. We can just hope that we overcome this crisis. We all need to help and do our bit in whatever way we can. 

Apr 26, 2020 21:14 (IST)
Bidisha Pillai of Save the Children on the challenges that lie ahead post the lockdown
Apr 26, 2020 21:13 (IST)
Telgu actor Lakshmi talks about her own initiative to help children in her state of Telangana
Apr 26, 2020 21:07 (IST)
Shireen Vakil, Head of Policy and Advocacy unit of Tata Trusts on the telethon:

 - I think children our vulnerable across the nation. one of the issues is that they are last in line for the help they need. They are not able to communicate their need for help and anxiety being faced by them. 

- Education is the biggest issue for these children. We are sitting in the national capital, where at least one lakh children are on the street. We need the government to formulate policy for these children. many of them do not have any identity and NGOs like save the children are playing an important role in helping these children. 

Apr 26, 2020 20:57 (IST)
Actor Huma Qureshi on the challenges facing children and why we need to do all we can for them:
Apr 26, 2020 20:51 (IST)
Please keep the donations coming to make a difference
Apr 26, 2020 20:49 (IST)
Boxer, Vijendra Singh on #TheInvisibles telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 20:47 (IST)
Economist, Shiv Kumar on the NDTV - Save the Children #TheInvisibles Telethon:

A dimension that has gotten sidelined in providing  food, shelter and money, is the mental well-being for the children. Forced lockdown may lead to a mental imbalance for children and have impact on child's well-being and growth. looking at mental wellbeing along with physical wellbeing is crucial right now.
Apr 26, 2020 20:41 (IST)
Manish Pasi, MD, MINI KLUB on the NDTV - Save the Children telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 20:39 (IST)
Rahul Ram from Indian Ocean on #TheInvisibles telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 20:38 (IST)
Actor - Director, Konkona Sen Sharma on the telethon:


- In every community and industry, there are enough people who need our help. This is important right now, because everyone can speak about the vulnerable class of our fraternity, industry and community but who's going to speak about these children? We have to realise that they must be facing a trauma right now and we need to talk about them and help them. 

- The problem is not visible to us right now. we are sitting at home and not going on the streets so we don't see these children. We are consumed with our own problems right now and don't realise that these children are the future citizens of our country and are very vulnerable. If we're sitting at home watching TV in an AC room and have food in the fridge, we are extremely privileged. 
Apr 26, 2020 20:31 (IST)
Why India cannot take the Coronavirus outbreak lightly
Apr 26, 2020 20:30 (IST)
Writer and Theatre Director, Tahira Kashyap on #TheInvisibles Telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 20:28 (IST)
"I will match whatever money is raised tonight as my contribution," says Malini Saba, Businesswoman and philanthropist

Children are the last to be heard, and we need to come together and help the kids who are at home as well as who are not at home. Having lived around the world and worked with a lot of children, I think there's a fire in the belly of the Indian children and a desire for knowledge. we need to keep that fire burning because we have an enormous talent pool for us. 
Apr 26, 2020 20:22 (IST)
After over one hour the NDTV - Save the Children #TheInvisibles Telethon raises over Rs 1 crore
Join the campaign and make a difference: Donate Now

Apr 26, 2020 20:18 (IST)
Lusi, a child champion and cricket player on #TheInvisibles telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 20:16 (IST)
Mitali Raj, Captain, Women's Cricket Team on Telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 20:14 (IST)
Impact of the lockdown: Need to flatten the curve even more
Apr 26, 2020 20:13 (IST)
Coronavirus lockdown working but India cannot afford to complacent: Prannoy Roy
Apr 26, 2020 20:09 (IST)
Impact of Lockdown: Coronavirus cases are at the lowest since lockdown with cases doubling every 10 days
Apr 26, 2020 20:01 (IST)
Jeet Jayenga India sings Vishal Mishra

I think everyone right now wants to something for their country, regardless of their caste, religion, creed. With this thought, I came across like minded people and we penned down a song. I feel full of gratitude to be able to spread positivity with the help of my talent. 
Apr 26, 2020 19:55 (IST)
Diego Graffi, CEO and MD Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited on the telethon:

Life of millions of people will be affected because of this crisis, especially the underprivileged. Children will be affected the most and we need to help them now. We are supplying PPE kits, sanitisers, to the children in Pune. We can take inspiration from Save the Children and do our bit to help our children. 
Apr 26, 2020 19:51 (IST)
Actor, Neha Dhupia urges people to donate for the cause:
Apr 26, 2020 19:50 (IST)
Amod Kanth of Prayas on the crisis facing the children during the Coronavirus outbreak
Apr 26, 2020 19:45 (IST)
Coming up on #TheInvisibles telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 19:44 (IST)
Anindit Roy Chowdhury, Director, Programmes & Policy, Save the Children:

Even to move with food items and hygiene kits in the lockdown is difficult but we have received tremendous support form 10 state governments. Child champions and advocates have done a great job in facilitating help and have been our ground leaders. We are so happy that children have helped us help them.
Apr 26, 2020 19:40 (IST)
Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer of Serum Institute of India donates Rs 50 lakhs on the Telethon:

To make your contribution, Donate Now
Apr 26, 2020 19:37 (IST)
Actor and Director Aparna Sen on the telethon:

There needs to be shelter homes for the children with running water and toilets so that they have basic hygiene facilities. 

Apr 26, 2020 19:35 (IST)
Dia Mirza joins the #TheInvisibles telethon
Apr 26, 2020 19:33 (IST)
Sanjoy Roy, Founder Trustee, Salaam Baalak Trust on #TheInvisibles Telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 19:32 (IST)
Vicky Roy who was supported by Salaam Baalak Trust as a child and is now photographer of repute on the telethon:
Apr 26, 2020 19:29 (IST)
Child Champion, Nisha on #TheInvisibles Telethon:


- I feel happy in helping everyone. We know the crisis being faced by the country amid the coronavirus outbreak. When PM Modi imposed lockdown, families around me were panicking for rations, people around me are mostly daily wage workers. so I wanted to help. I called up Save the Children to find out if they can help. Now around 10-12 families around me got ration from Save the children. 

- I am associated with the NGO and I am educated so I knew how to seek help. I want the children living on the streets to be aware how to seek help like I did. 
Apr 26, 2020 19:26 (IST)
Priyank Kanoongo, Chairperson, NCPCR on #TheInvisibles telethon:

When it come to the children living on the streets, we need to understand that the issue is a social issue as much as it is a legal issue. Ministry of Home affairs has said it is important to provide shelter to these people wherever they are. They have also said we need places that are declared safe to keep these kids, like hostels and schools. We have requested to all the state governments to follow these advices. 
Apr 26, 2020 19:23 (IST)
Bidisha Roy on the crisis facing children during the Coronavirus lockdown


- We are facing the greatest challenge of our lifetime, and in this situation as well, children have different consequences. They don't know the crisis and what to do, so we need to communicate that to the community, the impact on health and especially hunger, where children of migrant workers are hungry. And also impact on education, where they can't go to schools where they were also fed mid day meals - possibly the most important nutrition meals in their day, is unavailable to them.

- This point of time, our response needs to be tailor made to the kind of crisis being faced by the children. Children need to understand what the pandemic is, what needs to be done to overcome.  They needed masks, sanitisers, sanitary pads, kits for pregnant mothers. Amid the crisis, we are providing these. We are also providing dry ration and vegetables for these families, that will help them sustain. 
Apr 26, 2020 19:17 (IST)
Donate Now: Bidisha Roy explains how the money raised will be used

The money raised through the telethon will be used for:
Hygiene kit for high-risk population containing essentials to keep children and their family safe from COVID-19 (Masks, sanitizers, soaps, sanitary towels etc.)

Food basket (Rice, dals, spices, potato, onion etc.)

Clothes for lactating mothers, sanitary pads, cotton rolls and undergarments

Health support for children and families in need



Apr 26, 2020 19:09 (IST)
Bidisha Pillai, CEO of Save the Children joins the telethon
Apr 26, 2020 19:07 (IST)
#TheInvisible Telethon sets the agenda
Just because thankfully children are not among those get infected with the Coronavirus, their crisis is not getting highlighted like those of the migrant workers, says Prannoy Roy at the start of the telethon.

Apr 26, 2020 19:03 (IST)
Coming up on #TheInvisible Telethon: Neha Dhupia
Apr 26, 2020 19:01 (IST)
#TheInvisibles Telethon gets underway
Apr 26, 2020 18:58 (IST)
Prannoy Roy ready to start the 2-hour special telethon.

Apr 26, 2020 18:54 (IST)
Minutes to go for #TheInvisibles Telethon, we are set!


Apr 26, 2020 16:54 (IST)
2-hours to go for #TheInvisibles Telethon: An appeal from Dia Mirza, Goodwill Ambassador UN Environment and UN Secretary General's Advocate for SDGs
Apr 26, 2020 16:20 (IST)
Writer-Director Tahira Kashyap Khurrana will join #TheInvisibles telethon starting at 7pm
Apr 26, 2020 16:08 (IST)
3-hours to go: Don't miss actor Huma Qureshi on #TheInvisibles Telethon
Apr 25, 2020 05:08 (IST)
Join us for a 2-hour special telethon in support of the most vulnerable section of the society, our children. During this Coronavirus outbreak crisis there is an urgent need to protect our children.

Apr 25, 2020 05:03 (IST)
Your contribution can provide:
- Hygiene kit for high-risk population containing essentials to keep children and their family safe from COVID-19 (Masks, sanitizers, soaps, sanitary towels etc.)

- Food basket (Rice, dals, spices, potato, onion etc.)

- Clothes for lactating mothers, sanitary pads, cotton rolls and undergarments

- Health support for children and families in need



Apr 25, 2020 05:01 (IST)
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) and Save the Children, a non-profit organisation, are joining hands to focus on the lives of children living in street situations. As India fights the Coronavirus, we must not forget one of the most marginalised and excluded groups whose lives have been long ignored. Join the campaign and help us reach out to the poor and vulnerable who need the urgent support.

Apr 25, 2020 04:57 (IST)
During these unprecedented times, not everyone can afford the privilege of social distancing. And not everybody can stay home during the lockdown, simply because they don't have a home. Those living in poverty are extremely vulnerable, struck with a sudden lack of funds, food, mobility and a struggle for survival. And, as with all humanitarian crises, it is the children who have been affected the most.

Apr 25, 2020 04:55 (IST)
Nearly 20 lakh children live on the streets of India, without an identity, a name to call their own, a place to call home, sleeping on empty stomachs for days and nights. These 20 lakh are children, who have dreams, who have rights, who are our tomorrow. They are living in the shadows today.