This Article is From Apr 26, 2020

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

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

61,85,57,262Cases
56,79,72,536Active
4,40,36,152Recovered
65,48,574Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 200 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 61,85,57,262 and 65,48,574 have died; 56,79,72,536 are active cases and 4,40,36,152 have recovered as on October 4, 2022 at 8:56 am.

India

4,45,99,466 1952Cases
34,598 -1528Active
4,40,36,152 3481Recovered
5,28,716 -1Deaths
In India, there are 4,45,99,466 confirmed cases including 5,28,716 deaths. The number of active cases is 34,598 and 4,40,36,152 have recovered as on October 4, 2022 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Akola757
Aurangabad1974
Dhule228
Jalgaon1039
Mumbai45478
Mumbai Suburban5363
Nagpur692
Nashik1575
Palghar1421
Pune9920
Satara629
Solapur1291
Thane13660
Yavatmal150
Ahmednagar190
Amravati291
Beed54
Bhandara41
Buldhana88
Chandrapur32
Hingoli208
Jalna201
Kolhapur646
Latur139
Nanded176
Nandurbar42
Parbhani78
Raigad1462
Ratnagiri350
Sangli145
Gadchiroli42
gondia69
Osmanabad125
Sindhudurg114
Wardha11
Washim13

8122432 180

2739

7971346 357

148347

DistrictCases
Chittoor319
Guntur511
Krishna557
Kurnool795
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296
Anantapur428
East Godavari356
Prakasam104
Srikakulam183
Visakhapatnam103
West Godavari199
Y.S.R.205
Vizianagaram23

2338377 5

198

2323446 29

14733

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Rural40
Bengaluru Urban529
Mysuru107
Bagalkote103
Ballari60
Belagavi337
Bidar219
Chikkaballapura149
Dakshina Kannada179
Dharwad61
Gadag45
Kalaburagi669
Mandya346
Tumakuru36
Uttara Kannada95
Vijayapura201
Chamarajanagara0
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga14
Davangere204
Hassan205
Haveri24
Kodagu4
Kolar29
Koppal5
Raichur369
Ramanagara3
Shivamogga67
Udupi1176
Yadgir538

4065100 43

2793

4022022 110

40285 1

DistrictCases
North Goa57
South Goa69

258153 10

208

253979 21

3966

DistrictCases
Chengalpattu1314
Chennai23324
Kanchipuram503
Madurai322
Namakkal83
Ranipet133
Thanjavur130
Thiruvallur774
Thiruvarur67
Tiruppur116
Vellore71
Virudhunagar185
Ariyalur444
Coimbatore188
Cuddalore477
Dharmapuri15
Dindigul175
Erode75
Kallakurichi324
Kanniyakumari110
Karur88
Nagapattinam99
Perambalur133
Pudukkottai53
Ramanathapuram119
Salem258
Sivaganga46
Tenkasi103
The Nilgiris17
Theni129
Tiruchirappalli119
Tirunelveli433
Tirupathur45
Tiruvannamalai496
Tuticorin333
Villupuram509
Krishnagiri43

3584563 461

5339

3541177 537

38047

DistrictCases
Kannur357
Kottayam73
Alappuzha76
Idukki40
Kasaragod333
Kollam118
Kozhikode90
Malappuram119
Palakkad224
Pathanamthitta98
Thiruvananthapuram104
Thrissur106
Ernakulam60
Wayanad36

6808617 680

8728

6728689 1292

71200 8

DistrictCases
Raipur46
Korba100
Balod41
Baloda Bazar85
Balrampur17
Bastar2
Bemetara21
Bijapur2
Bilaspur100
Dantewada0
Dhamtari6
Durg31
Gariyaband10
Janjgir-Champa56
Jashpur77
Kabirdham52
Kanker19
Kondagaon0
Korea39
Mahasamund54
Mungeli87
Narayanpur0
Raigarh47
Rajnandgaon52
Sukma0
Surajpur9
Surguja14

1176447 66

383

1161929 97

14135 1

DistrictCases
Hyderabad2475
MedchalMalkajgiri75
Ranga Reddy183
Suryapet87
Vikarabad40
Warangal Urban32
Adilabad22
Jagitial77
Jangoan8
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Jogulamba Gadwal40
Kamareddy11
Karimnagar17
Khammam26
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8
Mahabubnagar30
Mancherial43
Medak11
Nalgonda33
Narayanpet3
Nirmal21
Nizamabad76
RajannaSircilla16
Sangareddy26
Bhadradri Kothagudem5
Mahabubabad10
Mulugu3
Nagarkurnool8
Peddapalli5
Siddipet7
Wanaparthy1
Warangal Rural4
YadadriBhuvanagiri40

838108 73

609

833388 94

4111

DistrictCases
Baleshwar190
Bhadrak137
Jajapur322
Dhenkanal36
Kalahandi33
Kendrapara164
Khordha238
Koraput16
Sundargarh102
Anugul26
Balangir129
Bargarh16
Boudh34
Cuttack155
Deogarh33
Gajapati61
Ganjam581
Jagatsinghapur91
Jharsuguda8
Kandhamal28
Kendujhar34
Malkangiri20
Mayurbhanj73
Nabarangpur2
Nayagarh86
Nuapada69
Puri103
Rayagada2
Sambalpur16
Sonepur29

1334434 67

1007

1324230 194

9197 2

DistrictCases
Barwani60
Bhopal1880
Dewas140
Dhar132
East Nimar266
Gwalior211
Indore3839
Jabalpur276
Ujjain799
Agar Malwa15
Alirajpur3
Betul35
Burhanpur351
Chhindwara16
Dindori29
Harda4
Hoshangabad37
Khargone196
Mandsaur112
Morena109
Raisen71
Ratlam51
Sagar228
Shajapur39
Shandol14
Sheopur26
Tikamgarh18
Vidisha37
Anuppur22
Ashoknagar13
Balaghat9
Bhind87
Chhatarpur35
Damoh26
Datia12
Guna8
Jhabua14
Katni3
Mandla15
Narsinghpur17
Neemuch319
Niwari0
Panna20
Rajgarh31
Rewa39
Satna24
Sehore12
Seoni2
Shivpuri15
Sidhi17
Singrauli13
Umaria10

1054356 13

112 1

1043473 12

10771

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad17125
Anand107
Arvalli134
Banas Kantha147
Bhavnagar146
Gandhinagar410
PanchMahals107
Surat2311
Vadodara1555
Bharuch56
Botad55
Chhotaudepur37
Dang5
Dohad43
GirSomnath45
Jamnagar63
Kachchh99
Kheda98
Mahesana159
Mahisagar125
Narmada25
Naysari35
Patan105
Rajkot135
SabarKantha101
Surendranagar55
Tapi6
Valsad47
Amreli16
DevbhumiDwarka22
Junagadh31
Morbi4
Porbandar11

1274989 62

779

1263175 91

11035

DistrictCases
Ajmer379
Banswara91
Bharatpur563
Jaipur2177
Jhalawar329
Jodhpur1748
Kota503
Nagaur500
Alwar90
Barmer34
Bhilwara250
Bikaner112
Chittorgarh188
Churu81
Dausa61
Dholpur60
Dungarpur374
Hanumangarh31
Jaisalmer53
Jhunjhunu64
Karauli17
Pali352
Rajsamand140
SawaiMadhopur26
Sikar231
Tonk171
Udaipur724
Baran59
Bundi5
Ganganagar8
Jalore164
Pratapgarh14
Sirohi130

1313271 32

336

1303294 60

9641

DistrictCases
Faridabad867
Sonipat404
Ambala93
Bhiwani60
CharkiDadri43
Fatehabad38
Gurugram2950
Hisar98
Jhajjar114
Jind38
Kaithal48
Karnal104
Kurukshetra55
Nuh68
Palwal120
Panchkula39
Panipat78
Rohtak145
Sirsa50
Yamunanagar19
Mahendragarh47
Rewari56

1055040 26

231

1044103 44

10706 1

DistrictCases
Agra933
Aligarh215
Amroha80
Bareilly17
Bijnor157
Bulandshahr166
Firozabad190
Gautam Buddha Nagar1119
Kanpur Nagar286
Lucknow386
Mathura129
Meerut504
Moradabad252
Muzaffarnagar117
Rae Bareli78
Rampur203
Saharanpur298
Sant Kabeer Nagar132
Varanasi243
Auraiya37
Ayodhya120
Azamgarh138
Baghpat68
Bahraich73
Balrampur49
Banda27
Basti214
Bhadohi60
Budaun23
Etah52
Etawah46
Ghaziabad794
Ghazipur159
Gonda59
Gorakhpur166
Hapur225
Hardoi49
Jalaun41
Jaunpur194
Jhansi41
Kannauj69
Kasganj16
Kaushambi6
Mainpuri46
Mau48
Mirzapur22
Pilibhit15
Pratapgarh15
Prayagraj30
Sambhal116
Shamli40
Shravasti23
Sitapur32
Sultanpur97
Unnao42
Ambedkar Nagar92
Amethi206
Ballia60
Barabanki168
Chandauli38
Chitrakoot4
Deoria143
Farrukhabad36
Fatehpur3
Hamirpur3
Hathras43
Kanpur Dehat4
Kheri72
Kushi Nagar67
Lalitpur3
Maharajganj85
Mahoba3
Shahjahanpur25
Siddharth Nagar159
Sonbhadra10

2126348 42

479 12

2102247 30

23622

DistrictCases
Central4817
East2472
New Delhi3405
North3059
North East1914
North West5463
Shahdara1580
South2329
South East2446
South West2391
West4768

2003576 39

356

1976717 56

26503 1

DistrictCases
Dhubri30
Goalpara19
Marigaon50
Baksa14
Barpeta28
Biswanath16
Bongaigaon12
Cachar80
Charaideo29
Chirang6
Darrang20
Dhemaji47
Dibrugarh61
Dima Hasao86
Golaghat203
Hailakandi57
Hojai89
Jorhat24
Kamrup42
Kamrup Metro276
KarbiAnglong13
Karimganj85
Kokrajhar37
Lakhimpur57
Majuli2
Nagaon143
Nalbari23
Sivasagar20
Sonitpur27
South SalmaraMancachar4
Tinsukia84
Udalguri28
West KarbiAnglong5

745654

2710

734909

8035

DistrictCases
East District3
North District0
South District3
West District0

44195 5

53 3

43644 2

498

DistrictCases
Buxar134
Gaya115
Munger188
Patna279
Rohtas256
Arwal52
Aurangabad75
Banka134
Begusarai243
Bhagalpur266
Bhojpur103
Darbhanga143
Gopalganj123
Jehanabad178
Kaimur (bhabua)105
Lakhisarai72
Madhepura82
Madhubani199
Nalanda123
Nawada122
PurbiChamparan138
Purnia135
Saran101
Siwan139
Vaishali87
Araria68
Jamui47
Katihar175
Khagaria253
Kishanganj75
Muzaffarpur96
Pashchim Champaran57
Saharsa88
Samastipur139
Sheikhpura118
Sheohar20
Sitamarhi73
Supaul87

850590 10

179

838109 19

12302

DistrictCases
24 Paraganas North1031
24 Paraganas South281
Darjeeling97
Howrah1435
Jalpaiguri88
Kalimpong18
Kolkata2777
Maldah235
Medinipur East153
Medinipur West159
Hooghly604
Murshidabad125
Nadia139
Paschim Bardhaman70
Purba Bardhaman130
Alipurduar39
Bankura116
Birbhum206
Coochbehar210
Dinajpur Dakshin50
Dinajpur Uttar216
Jhargram9
Purulia66

2115045 92

2868

2090668 275

21509 1

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

10693 3

24

10540 3

129

DistrictCases
Pondicherry111
Karaikal2
Mahe4
Yanam0

174685 2

248

172463 32

1974

DistrictCases
Anjaw0
Changlang31
Dibang Valley0
East Kameng0
East Siang1
Kamle0
KraDaadi0
KurungKumey0
Leparada0
Lohit3
Longding0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0
Lower Subansiri0
Namsai2
PakkeKessang1
Papum Pare8
Shi Yomi0
Siang0
Tawang1
Tirap0
Upper Siang1
Upper Subansiri0
West Kameng0
West Siang1

66850 1

13

66541 3

296

DistrictCases
Dimapur20
Kiphire3
Kohima7
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Mon8
Peren2
Phek1
Tuensang3
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

35961

6

35174 3

781

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

11587

1

11582

4

DistrictCases
Ranchi148
Bokaro16
Deoghar5
Dhanbad32
Garhwa80
Giridih19
Hazaribagh110
Jamtara2
Koderma58
Simdega48
Chatra1
Dumka5
East Singhbum170
Godda2
Gumla28
Khunti10
Latehar14
Lohardaga8
Pakur4
Palamu27
Ramgarh75
Sahebganj0
SaraikelaKharsawan20
West Singhbhum21

442373 3

60

436983 4

5330

DistrictCases
Gomati74
North Tripura14
Dhalai196
Khowai24
Sepahijala174
South Tripura53
Unakoti49
West Tripura45

107803

24

106840 3

939

DistrictCases
Kargil77
LehLadakh43

29342 2

14 2

29097

231

DistrictCases
Anantnag395
Bandipora175
Shopian255
Srinagar300
Baramulla271
Budgam110
Ganderbal37
Jammu138
Kathua53
Kulgam295
Kupwara231
Rajouri39
Ramban151
Reasi26
Samba25
Udhampur155
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0
Doda27
Kishtwar10
Poonch35
Pulwama108

479174 11

114 3

474275 8

4785

DistrictCases
Chamba29
Hamirpur117
Kangra105
Sirmaur11
Solan32
Una41
Bilaspur21
Kinnaur2
Kullu4
Lahaul And Spiti0
Mandi21
Shimla10

312233 11

99

307924 24

4210

DistrictCases
Jalandhar297
Ludhiana293
Patiala132
Amritsar485
Barnala25
Faridkot74
Firozepur50
Gurdaspur154
Hoshiarpur140
Kapurthala44
Mansa31
Moga65
Pathankot86
S.A.S Nagar137
Sangrur107
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99
Sri Muktsar Sahib71
Tarn Taran163
Bathinda60
Fatehgarh Sahib57
Fazilka53
Rupnagar (Ropar)74

782047 12

155

763976 24

17916

DistrictCases
Haridwar94
Dehradun370
Nainital323
Almora71
Bageshwar31
Chamoli36
Champawat45
PauriGarhwal36
Pithoragarh43
Rudraprayag30
Tehri Garhwal110
Udam Singh Nagar83
Uttar Kashi24

449226 10

986

440489 11

7751

DistrictCases
Bishnupur7
Chandel5
Churachandpur32
Imphal East10
Imphal West21
Jiribam3
Kakching2
Kamjong5
Kangpokpi26
Noney1
Pherzawl3
Senapati6
Tamenglong2
Tengnoupal9
Thoubal18
Ukhrul4

139816 1

9 1

137658

2149

DistrictCases
Chandigarh313

99211

23

98007 3

1181

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills22
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
North Garo Hills1
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Garo Hills4
South West Khasi Hills0
West Garo Hills5
West Jaintia Hills1
West Khasi Hills1

96704 2

38

95044 5

1622

DistrictCases
Aizawl10
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Kolasib11
Lawngtlai2
Lunglei2
Mamit8
Saiha0
Saitual1
Serchhip0

238462 4

88

237651 38

723

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

11415

0

11363

52

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.

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