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In the city, how often do we get to hear the koel's sweet song? Raju, from the city, visits his grandparents in the village and chats with a koel...in this story written by Jayashree Deshpande illustrated by Srikrishna Kedilaya.

Over the past several years, people have become increasingly aware of the need to protect children. Initially, the concerns focused on some obvious forms of child abuse: children who suffered due to war, riots, child malnutrition, diseased environments, social and even parental abuse. Efforts were made by some countries, the United Nations, and many philanthropic organizations to tackle these abuses, and this was when the first pioneering notions of children's rights emerged. But the children, themselves, had yet to be heard from.

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