21 responses

  1. Chetan Bharadwaj
    January 31, 2010

    Hey Nishant,
    Your article is worth thinking over- WE should really take care of these importaant things :O

  2. CHILDLINE India Foundation
    March 17, 2010

    THIS IS A FALSE CHAIN MAIL, that you have been forwarding.

    CHILDLINE India does not collect left over food after a party.

    CHILDLINE 1098 is India’s Children’s phone emergency outreach service for distressed and deprived children in need of care and protection. We not only respond to emergency needs of children but also provide a platform of networking amongst organisations and provide linkages to support systems that facilitate the rehabilitation of children in need. This is a project supported by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development and linking state Governments, NGOs, bilateral /multilateral agencies and corporate sector.

    This circulating chain mail that says – ‘one should call up 1098 to pick up left over food after a party etc so that it is not wasted’, actually results in blocking and jamming the phone line which is there to provide emergency service to marginalised children. For the same reason we have a warning at the bottom of the homepage of our website, http://www.childlineindia.org.in, pertaining to this.

    Let me tell you once more, that please from next time, whenever you get chain mails of these sorts, PLEASE CHECK ONLINE, OR CALL, OR CHECK THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE MAIL, and THINK TWICE before you forward it. Instead of doing good, as you intend to do, you might be doing the exact opposite, by your gesture.

    We sincerely request you to spread the word about the same so that we are able to work smoothly for the broader cause we have undertaken.

    • Nishant
      March 20, 2010

      I’m really sorry about this, I had no clue. I will make sure not to post such news that seem too good to be true.

      • Ankur Tripathi
        April 2, 2016

        never thought of those things for others that you can;t think for yourself , can you eat leftover of others?

  3. Sandhosh Kumar
    August 31, 2010

    Nishant, perhaps you could consider removing this post as it is still turning up in the top Google searches for 1098 helpline. People should not be mistaken so 1098 can be used for the purpose it serves. Thanks.

    • Nishant
      June 17, 2011

      Thanks for the tip, late though but just updated the post instead of removing it, so that readers will know NOT to follow this.

  4. Kishor
    September 7, 2010

    Hi, whenever I get such mails, I make it a point to verify their authenticity. Today, while searching for this ‘leftover food’ I stumbled upon your blog. It was nice to see the clarification here. Thanks for this.

  5. Ranjan
    April 3, 2015

    Even now this mail is being circulated. So firstly thank you for the information n secondly why not circulate this message

  6. Wasim Akhtar
    May 13, 2015

    How we can connected with these program . I HV done my three years for youth project… But I want to connection to social work.

  7. shaily
    August 21, 2015

    hi nishant,
    i recently recieved the message which says that CHILDLINE India Foundation collects leftover food….that means this message is still circulating among people & your updated post doesn’t have awareness…

  8. Reena
    September 9, 2015

    The same chain msg came to me. Gud I checked its authenticity n read Nishant’s update. Thanks!!!

  9. Yateesh
    October 2, 2015

    My mother always shouts ate me and she will beat with belt but my father saports me I like my father and I hate my mother

  10. Mohammed Iqbal
    October 27, 2015

    Thanks 4 information….. next time we will take care.

  11. Amit
    November 7, 2015

    Nishant, its being highly irresponsible of you to not delete this post and it still comes up on the first page of google. The heading still says “Share your leftovers – Call 1098 India Child Helpline”.
    You should immediately delete this post. Its doing more harm than good.

  12. Shyam
    March 11, 2016

    We have done some few things abt no food waste around Tn and its in processing stage so pls help us to bring to pan India level

  13. Vishal
    May 23, 2016

    Still it comes up on first page of Google. Instead of strike out you simply delete the post.

  14. dhruvhi
    July 21, 2016

    I wanna share something
    i’m in class10th and i cant …………………

  15. dhruvhi
    July 21, 2016

    actually i try some time to contrat with this helpline
    theres nt matter to worry

  16. Shubham Khadkikar
    January 5, 2017

    I want to share something,im in 12th. class…
    im very disturbed and confused under my family pressure and torcher,
    please reply mi by email

  17. X
    January 7, 2017

    I’m in great trouble facing abuse day by day

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