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Standing Up with One Million Indian Children

On November 13th,  2000 children & principals from 100 schools will be present to mark the launch at @PSG Public School Grounds between 3- 4p.m. The Mayor will there will be there to inaugurate the first phase which will reach out to 250,000 children.

Standing up with a million Indian children is a simple yet significant response and will directly impact the lives of a million children with such initiatives to verify birth certificates, organize age appropriate immunizations, and introduce ethics education programs and child’s rights literacy campaigns. Committed partners from across 10 states of India will come together to realize the goal of the campaign over 12 months. 

Our 2 step approach :

  • The first step understanding clearly the continuing challenges children in India face:  Public Education being our response here!
  •  The second step is then to work decisively for protection and progress of children. Collective Action being our decisive and compassionate service for children!

We believe this is achievable because each of the campaign partners is already present in the field and doing meaningful work for children. Their credibility and willingness to collaborate is what made this campaign possible.

The main convening partners include: Interfaith Organizations led by DPAC of Arigatou International, Industry led by CII –South zone / Young Indians, Government agencies led by its National Foundation for Communal Harmony and Gandhian organizations led by Shanti Ashram & Namadhu Pangu.

The city mayor launched the campaign and the logo was unveiled by a member of legislative assembly of the government of Tamilnadu. The Peace Dove was released by religious leaders representing Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Jainism. The highlight of the event was the formation of a human chain formed by all of the children in attendance.


  • Assembling of Children and Opening Welcome Notes
  • Interfaith Prayer
  • Standing Up with One Million Indian Children: Call to Action and Social Responsibility
  • Prayer for Peace and Progress by multi- faith religious leaders and release of the Peace Dove
  • Artistic Interlude by Shanti Ashram youth and children
  • Launch of the Standing Up with One Million Indian Children campaign
  • Unveiling of the logo
  • Collective pledge by government, industry, Gandhian and Religious organizations
  • Artistic Presentation by Yuvabarathi Public School Children
  • Volunteer’s Voices: ensuring prayer and action together for children
  • Release of the Child’s Rights posters (available here for download)
  • Formation of the Human Chain by school children
  • Thanks and Closing Song

Keywords: India, universal birth registration, immunizations, health care, children's rights, ethics education, Learning to Live Together, birth certificates, Coimbature, child protection, 

Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kanuvai, Coimbatore, TN 641108, India


Mr. G.Vijayaragavan
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