“Nine is Mine” – Indian Children Cycle to Ask for Education Promise to be Honoured

Statue in New Delhi commemorating the ‘Salt March’ led by Gandhi as part of the struggle for Indian independence

As part of the campaign to urge governments to honour their commitments to the Millennium Development Goals students from St Johns Christian Brothers College in Chandigarh (themselves from marginalised and vulnerable families) will be joining with children from similar backgrounds to cycle 300km to New Delhi to ask the Indian government to fulfill its promise to allocate 9% of its GDP to education and health.

At each overnight stop along the journey the group will be meeting with groups of vulnerable children and making a presentation about the “Nine is Mine” campaign as it is called and meetings will also be sought with local parliamentarians and village leaders.

The exercise will conclude in New Delhi with a visit to the national parliament and a rally at which children will tell their stories and well-known singers will perform.

Br Steve is hoping that young people in our schools around the world might send expressions of support and encouragement to the children who are about to embark on this journey.

See photos and follow progress of the cycle rally at http://www.nineismine.in/CycleRally

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8 Responses to ““Nine is Mine” – Indian Children Cycle to Ask for Education Promise to be Honoured”

  1. dorjeela tshoden yolmo 16 July 2011 at 13:30

    IT IS THE GREATEST THING ONE COULD EVER DO.I HEARD ABOUT NINE IS MINE IN SCHOOL AND WAS HAPPY THAT PEOPLE ARE FINALLY DOING SOMETHING WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY IN INDIA
    I HOPE YOU WILL CARRY ON THIS WORK TILL YOU HAVE FINALLY ACCOMPLISHED.
    THANK YOU

  2. Alankrita Pradhan 12 August 2011 at 18:08

    I AM SO HAPPY TO BE A PART OF SUCH A HUGE YOUTH MOVEMENT AGAINST VIOLATION OF CHILD’S RIGHT…

  3. this is the greatest thing ever…! glad that the government is doing somthin 2 abolish poverty in india….!!!i hope that nine is mine will will do gr8…!!!
    Thank you!!!!

  4. madhurjya nath 11 November 2011 at 07:44

    i think this idea is really fine. if nothing works this is the best weapon we got to tell the government whet
    we need

  5. I think its really the best idea when i came to know about it in my school. i was really out of this world due to joy .it really is a best idea.hats off to the starters.

  6. I M SO HAPPY TO BE PART OF THIS NINE IS MINE

  7. today’s day was really one of the turning point in my life,when i realised the importance of ”nine is mine”campaign during the seminar which was conducted in our school. i’m highly appreciative of such kind of campaign.And i would like to congratulate the runners of this campaign who made many achievements by running this campaign.

    Thank You!!!!!!!!!!

  8. all the best to people helping poor children