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MESSAGE FROM CEO SISU SAMBAD
 
 

Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri and  in the Indian, state of West Bengal. The city is located on the banks of the Mahananda River  and the foothills of the Himalayas.

Siliguri, the gateway of North East India, got municipal status in 1949 and grew into Municipal Corporation in 1994. It is one of the most rapidly developing and growing metropolis of the state and also India.

A+ category railway station, New Jalpaiguri Railway Station under Katihar Railway Division of Northeast Frontier Railway Zones serves the city. Two other stations, Siliguri Junction and Siliguri Town Railway Station also serve the city. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train is the main attraction of this station.

Siliguri also known for its '4T': Tea, Timber, Tourism and Transport. Siliguri has State Government Hospital, Government Medical College, Government School, Airconditioned School and super market.

But thousand of poor children die before their first birthday! Thousand of children are on the Street of Siliguri!

 
 
STREET CHILDREN IN NEW JALPAI GURI RAILWAY STATION PLATFORM
 
   
     
 
Being the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sisu Sambad a unit of charitable organization Mukhopadhyay Foundation I have the responsibility for the overall success of the entire charitable organization including the monthly News paper “Sisu Sambad.

The modern newspaper is a European invention. The oldest direct ancestors of the modern newspaper were the handwritten news sheets that circulated widely in Venice as early as 1566

 
 
DRUGS ADDICTED STREET CHILDREN ON THE STRRET OF SILIGURI
 
   
     
 
THE PROBLEMS OF STREET CHILDREN IN SILIGURI
 
     
  HOMELENESS  
 
Street children in North Bengal may be homeless because their family is homeless through poverty or migration, or because they have been abandoned, orphaned or have run away. It is not unusual to see whole families living on the sidewalks of Siliguri, or rows of individual children sleeping around the railway station.
 
     
  POVERTY  
 
Poverty is the prime cause of the street children crisis. Children from well-off families do not need to work, or beg. They live in houses, eat well, go to school, and are likely to be healthy and emotionally secure.
 
     
  ABUSE  
 
Many of the street children in Siliguri who have run away from home have done so because they were beaten or sexually abused. Tragically, their homelessness can lead to further abuse through exploitative child labour and prostitution.
 
     
  GENDER DISCRIMINATION  
 
In Indian Society females are often discriminated against. Their health, education, prosperity and freedom are all impacted. The problem is worse in North Bengal than almost anywhere else in India.
 
     
  CHILD LABOUR  
 
Most Indian street children work. In Siliguri, a common job is rag-picking, in which boys and girls as young as 6 years old sift through garbage in order to collect recyclable material. The children usually rise before dawn and carry their heavy load in a large bag over their shoulder. Rag-pickers can be seen alongside pigs and dogs searching through trash heaps on their hands and knees.
 
     
  HEALTH  
 
Poor health is a chronic problem for street children. Half of all children in India are malnourished, but for street children the proportion is much higher. These children are not only underweight, but their growth has often been stunted; for example, it is very common to mistake a 12 year old for an 8 year old.
 
     
  EDUCATION  
 
According to UN sources there are up to 150 million street children in the world today. Chased from home by violence, drug and alcohol abuse, the death of a parent, family breakdown, war, natural disaster or simply socio-economic collapse, many destitute children are forced to eke out a living on the streets, scavenging, begging, hawking in the slums and polluted cities of the developing world. Street children don't have education even early education.
 
     
 
STREET CHILDREN : REINTEGRATION THROUGH SISU SAMBAD
 
     
 
Decreasing the number of street children living and working on the streets of Siliguri by providing child-friendly monthly news paper and professional skills like Journalism and Photojournalism.
 
     
 
UNESCO DECLARED BENGALI IS THE WORLD'S SWEETEST LANGUAGE
 
     
 
UNESCO, in 2010 declared Bengali to be the sweetest language in the world.
 
     
  OBJECTIVES OF SISU SAMBAD  
     
 
To promote Bengali - the Sweetest Language among the Street Children and help the to write Bengali.
 
 
To make the Street children - professional skills like Journalism and Photojournalism, news paper editing etc.
 
 
To reduce poverty by providing financial support in the form of monthly Scholarship to five Street Children who joined "Sisu Sambad".
 
   
 

Dear Visitors,
Considering the above “Sisu Sambad” works with street children (including families living and working on the street and others at risk), one of the most marginalized sectors of society.
'Sisu Sambad' a unit of 'Mukhopadhyay Foundation' is increasing it's helping hand among the street children and child labor by giving them a new hope with proper education and guidance across various locations in North Bengal. Adding, those children who are actually out of focus from everyone of us but living their lives surrounding us like in a slam area or beside the road or some  where, usually should not be, are going to be main focus of 'Sisu Sambad' to find out them and to make them understand that also they are the part of the society and have every possible right to live their own life as other children are enjoying. For that they need to take proper education and guidance which will be provided by 'Sisu Sambad'. Going forward, 'Sisu Sambad' will be looking for such street children and school drop out children who are unable to continue their education due to financial problem and regular guidance, from every possible area, will council them, will show them path how to learn, how to live the general life like others and to make them educated.
With warm regards
Mr.Surajit Chakraborty
CEO, Sisu Sambad

 
     
 
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