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It's A Dream That Endured. And 20 Years Later, CRY Reaffirms The Faith.

It's A Dream That Endured. And 20 Years Later, CRY Reaffirms The Faith.
It's A Dream That Endured. And 20 Years Later, CRY Reaffirms The Faith.
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The year: 1979. Seven friends in Mumbai, inspired by a young 25-year-old Air India purser Rippan Kapur, contributed Rs 7 each to register cry (Child Relief and You), a charitable trust for underprivileged children. That was a time when Rippan's mother pitched in by giving up her dining table to the enthused youngsters' cause. Two decades later, the family has grown, with more than 65,000 individuals working to change and improve the lives of 8,00,000 children all over the world. "I felt disgusted at the way some children were growing up in India. I realised that I couldn't just stand back and do nothing about it"—these were the words of Rippan, the founder of the organisation. Rippan died in 1994, but not before he'd given wings to a great flight of conscience. The only full-time worker when he started out, his first fund-raising event—Buy a Brick, Build a School—was meant to sensitise school children to the problems their less-privileged counterparts faced everyday. A year later, the cards division was born, with two designs by painter Sanat Surti. The response was...
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