February 6th is observed as Holy Childhood day and in this
occasion perhaps it is good to be aware of some facts!!!
1. India has the highest number of street children in the world.
2. According to Indian Government Statistics Twenty Million
Children live and work in the streets while other agencies say
that it would be Fifty Million and above.
3. Above half of the street children are boys.
4. 2.1 Million Children die before 5 years of age in India.
5. 17-18 children die every minute in India.
6. 2.5 Million Children die every year and according to UNICEF
25000 children die of poverty every day.
7. There are about 25 Million Orphan children in India.
8. There are about 2,400,000 people are affected by HIV/AIDS in
India and among them 3.5% are children and about 15,000 new
cases of cancer detected in children every year.
9. Above 32 Million children have never been to school and 72
Million children have no proper access to basic education.
10. There are Twenty Million child labourers in India.