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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Childline foundation was founded by Ms Jeeroo Billimoria then a professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences.It was initiated in June 1996 as an experimental project of the Dept of family and child welfare of TISS.
When piloted,survey of children highlighted the need of a TOLL FREE number for 24 hour service.1098 was zeroed upon by all as easy to remember for children.This helpline was inaugurated on 25 th June 1996 by Mr.Tyagi,the then commissioner of police of Mumbai.Presently,this foundation operates in 25 states and covers 83 cities.It receives 2 million calls per year from all over India.
Childline foundation since then has soared high in gaining credibility as the true savior of distressed children.The issues of children are of great concern and are tackled by all countries.USA too is in the fore front and various organisations work hand in hand and shoulder the most wanton work of responsibility.  

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