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Bihar girl chosen for UNICEF's report release

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | December 10, 2005 13:22 IST

Guriya Khatoon, 14, a poor Muslim girl from Bihar's Gaya districtwasselectedby United Nations Children's Fundtorepresentthe children of India at the time of release ofUNICEF'sreport in Londonon December 14.

Guriya Khatoonwill be the only participant from India in UNICEF's release of 'State of the World's Children 2006' report on social exclusion.Khatoonwill also address the function to express her experiences about social exclusion.

Khatoon, a student of class VIIof Mahila Shiksha Kendra in Gaya, hails from a poorMuslim family and lives with her mother, whoworks as a labourer in villages near Gaya town to earn her livelihood. Her fatherbecame disabledin an accident about five years agoand moved to Mumbai with his relative to earn a livelihood.

Two years ago,a Bihar Dalit girl, Lalita, who hails from the poor rat-eater community known as 'Musahar', shot to fame after being featured on the cover of UNICEF's 'State of the World's Children 2004' report. She wasthe first girl from Bihar -- and India -- to receive the rare honour.

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Sub: a matter of shame for rewarding poors for being poor

i didn't understood,what type of honour is talked about for a poor deprived people for being poor.its a matter of shame for any people to ...

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Sub: What a shame!

India has many suffering people and a significant people below poverty line. If UNICEF potrays an Indian poor child as cover photo and you call ...

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