New party to focus on children

A new political party which aims at child development was launched in the city on Monday.

Published: 08th October 2013 07:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2013 07:57 AM   |  A+A-

A new political party which aims at child development was launched in the city on Monday. Children First Party of India (CFPI), was launched by Dilip Thakore, a former advocate at the Bombay High Court and founder-editor of two business magazines.

Speaking on the condition of children in India, Thakore said children are neglected even though the country has the highest population of children in the world.

According to a survey conducted by Pratham Education Foundation, an NGO, 46 per cent of children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition, while in rural India, over 50 per cent of children studying in class V cannot read and comprehend class II textbooks, Thakore said.

“All major political parties have failed to educate and nurture the country’s vulnerable and uncomplaining children and youth while indulging in petty politics of dynasty, caste and communalism.” he said.

The party is seeking the involvement of the public through a subscription of `100 from urban citizens and `30 from the rural population.

“The party will follow in the footsteps of Anna Hazare and take up reformation of law and order and the judiciary. All government primary and upper primary schools in the country will be equipped with libraries, laboratories and lavatories,” Thakore added.

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