Child Rights and You (CRY), India’s leading non-profit organization working for child rights hosted the event ‘Together for Children,’ at Rotary Sadan on 5th December to celebrate 40th year of its journey. CRY has come a long way and has put a smile on the face of underprivileged children of India. Veteran actors like Soumitra Chatterjee and Rajatavo Dutta and danseuse Tanushree Shankar were among the few important guests of the evening. The prime focus of the event was to bring together people from all walks of life and celebrate the beauty of childhood. It was a celebration to revisit the good old days.
Trina Chakrabarti, Regional Director CRY said, “The more we grow up the gap between what we are now and our childhood increases. Often in our families, we feel our children do not understand us and vice versa. Therefore this event of celebrating 40 years of CRY we plan to help the adults to reconnect with the childhood emotions.”
She added, “CRY has worked hard all these 40 years to protect child rights and help the less fortunate children of the society. As long as CRY exists in the future, this would be our sole motto and we would take more steps to make this platform a better place.”
Eminent actor Koel Mullick inaugurated the event. She said that her memories with CRY have always been of celebrations. She congratulated CRY for reaching the 40 years milestone. Soumitra Chatterjee and Rajatavo Dutta read out different thoughts of children that they have expressed, to the audience. This was one of the important parts of the event because it gave attention to the thoughts and voices of the children. It helped everyone to understand what are their joys and interests, their worries and misfortunes. It helped the adults to step into the children’s shoes and understand them better. Soumitra Chatterjee exclaimed, “Every child has their own story. The adults need to hear these for themselves.”
Percussionist Tanmoy Bose who has been collaborating with CRY in teaching musical instruments to the children said, “I am looking forward to collaborating more with CRY and I am very happy to be included in this journey of celebrating 40 years. I would be soon teaching three lithe ones, table for the next 5 years and so I congratulate CRY on the achievement.”
“Every time we have faced a hurdle or any difficulty all these years, we have always found a way out. We find out a new channel. We try to overcome the challenge because all we want is to give these children a happy and satisfying childhood. CRY will continue to do so in the future,” said Trina Chakrabarti.