This is shameful for our society. After 70 year of Independence .Many Children in India are deprived off this feeling of family and home .we celebrate every occasion but wonder how street children spend their life and celebrate festivals. They spend their entire life near bus stand, markets, on footpath etc .Though a well structured data and number is not available but it is estimated that India has more than 400,000 street children .18 million children work on streets and 5-20% (approximate) have no connection with their families . Also India has the largest population of street children in the world …… UNICEF: call street children the most vulnerable group of children in India Mark.W.Lusk did a research on street children and came out with four categories of street children. • Children who return to their families at night after working on the street • Children working on street but with dwindling family ties.
• Children who work and live with their families on the street • Children who work on the street but have no connection with their families