Educational rehabilitation of rag-picker children in Seemapuri
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Educational rehabilitation of rag-picker children in Seemapuri a dream come true for JTRC by Neeti Mahanti

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Published by Inter-India Publications in New Delhi .
Written in English


  • Ragpickers -- India -- Seemapuri -- Social conditions.,
  • Child labor -- India -- Seemapuri -- Social conditions.

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About the Edition

On ragpicker child labor in Seemapuri, a colony in Delhi; a study.

Edition Notes

StatementNeeti Mahanti.
ContributionsJigyansu Tribal Research Centre (New Delhi, India)
LC ClassificationsHD9975. I43 S446 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination100 p. ;
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16233705M
ISBN 108121004268
LC Control Number2006310091

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My prescribed reading for class 12 contained an excerpt from Anees Jung’s “Lost Spring“, a book about the lost childhood of child labourers in India. The story dealt with one particular rag picker, Saheb-e-Aalam, the master of the universe. The irony of his name, . Educational Rehabilitation of Rag-Picker Children in Seemapuri - A Dream Come True. New Delhi: Inter India Public ations. [20] Margaret, G., & Smi t, R. F. ().   Anatomy of a Rehabilitation Initiative. The various (state, central and city) Governments collect lot of taxes on the pretext of rehabilitating the rag-pickers. Unfortunately that amount is squandered away in the most unimaginative of the ways. A typical "Rag-pickers Rehab. Introduction This project mainly focused on the rag picker children between the age group of 3 to 14 years and is helping them in many ways in providing education. Besides providing them formal education, this project is also operating several recreational activities to dissuade them from drug abuse.

  Q. 5. It is ‘a tradition to stay barefoot’. What is the attitude of the rag-pickers of Seemapuri towards wearing shoes? OR What explanation does the author offer for the children not wearing footwear? Ans. The rag-pickers of Seemapuri do not have proper shoes to wear. They either, have mismatched shoes or have never owned a pair in their lives. NCERT Solutions For Class 12 English Prose – Lost Spring Short Answer Type Questions Question 1: What did garbage mean to the children of Seemapuri and to their parents? Or In what sense is garbage gold to the rag pickers? Or ‘Garbage to them is gold.’ Why does the author say so about the rag [ ].   Narrator, just to highlight the poverty of Seemapuri barefoot boys, who do not have slippers and shoes to wear, relate this story. Q5. How does rag picking mean different to children and elders? Rag-picking is the only source of income for the people living in Seemapuri but its meaning varies from person to person. Here I Provide lost spring questions and answers of Rajasthan board class 12 book Rainbow. Lost spring author is Anees Jung. Lost spring short Questions. Question 1. Why did the saheb family settle at Seemapuri? Answer – Saheb family settle at Seemapuri because they are squatters and who came from Bangladesh in Question 2.

Children walked barefoot as they couldn't afford shoes. Even if someone had got a pair, they were surely rugged, used, discarded ones, often mismatched and sometimes with holes. But to own shoes, even as the ones mentioned before, was a dream come true. They lived in utter poverty devoid of education along with other basic rights. In Seemapuri one can see more t rag-pickers who live in strucutres of mud, with roofs of tin and tarpaulin. They are devoid of sewage, drainage or running water. They live without an identity except a ration card for voting and buying grain. They remain barefoot and garbage to them is gold. The writer asks Saheb, a rag-picker for school. Children got into rag picking as their families are part of it, says project coordinator You have reached your limit for free articles this month. To get full access, please subscribe. The story is an excerpt from the book Lost Spring by Anees Jung. In the story, she focuses the attention on the state of abject poverty that forces young children to work under difficult circumstances and robs them of the pleasures of an innocent childhood. The narrator’s attention is drawn every morning to Saheb, a rag-picker from Seemapuri.