The Tamil Nadu Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (TNCPCR) was reconstituted last week with a chairperson and six members, after lying defunct for almost a year. The tasks ahead are mammoth and pressing.
Five-year-old Kumar says he is not hungry. 10-year-old Surendar is more candid: he misses the mid-day meal at school. What the lockdown in Anganwadi Centres and schools means for these children of the urban poor
The announcement of board exams for students of Classes 5 and 8 (which was subsequently rolled back) caused considerable stress to students and parents. Our citizen journalist and young parent Vadivu Mahendran makes a case for fewer exams for younger classes.