Walkathon for Child Rights

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People from different parts of Houston came to walk in support of Child rights for the CRY Walk 2014 at Lost Creek Park, Sugar Land on October 18. Photos: Vanshika Vipin

SUGAR LAND: Millions of children can only dream of having the basic rights to live, learn, play and grow. The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child grants children four basic human rights: the right to survival, development, participation and protection. CRY supports organizations in India and the US and has transformed the life of over 450,000 children.

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Volunteers at the CRY Walk 2014

With a vision of a just world in which all children have equal opportunities to develop to their full potential, CRY (Child Rights and You)  works to raise awareness and support for underprivileged children.

With this goal in mind people from different parts of Houston came to walk in support of Child rights at Lost Creek Park in Sugar Land, TX on October 18.  The Event started with a speech from Dharam Bali who is the Houston AC Lead for CRY America. Student volunteers Parth and Ravali, both 8th graders talked about the agenda for the day. This was followed by a talk by esteemed guest Dr Raj Shani who is an orthopedic surgeon and  Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Priya Gambhir and Sonia Joshi conducted Bollywood Yoga with music by DJ Dholi Tamim that kept the crowd on their feet.

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This event was organized keeping young kids in mind.  Madhulica Misra, walk lead for 2014, and Indira B along with volunteers from different schools put in a lot of hours to make this event a success. There were multiple stations for food, music and face painting. To keep everyone entertained there was a Tug of war and Soccer for kids. This kept all the participants engaged from start to the end of the program. Dr Nik Nikam, cardiologist at Sugar land Heart center and All India Radio host answered questions and offered great advice to all participants.

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CRY America would like to thank all the sponsors, media and everyone who helped in making this event a big success.  People can still donate by going to www.cryamerica.org and finding the Houston Walk under the Events tab.

CRY believes that “CHANGE is POSSIBLE because we will make it POSSIBLE”.