This helpline is not to pick up food !

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IMP- @CHILDLINE1098 is to call for poor & unaided children & doesn’t pick up leftover food. It’s almost a decade old social service and have nothing to do with PM Modi Ji even as the viral fake message claims.

This message is viral –

“Good News In india: As announced by PM Modi-If you have a function/party at your home and when you see lots of food may get wasted, Pls don’t hesitate to call 1098 (ANYWHERE IN INDIA ONLY) – child help line.They will come and collect the food…Please circulate this message which can help feed many children. PLEASE DONT BREAK THIS CHAIN,
“Helping hands are better than Praying Lips”
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A verified page with name “Punarnavi Bhupalam” posted this Fake News and had approx 1200 shares

Request you all NOT to call this number on any issues OTHER than what this works for.

Child Helpline 1098 work

1. What is CHILDLINE ?
CHILDLINE is India’s first 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance. Whether you are a concerned adult or a child, you can dial 1098, the toll free number to access our services. We not only respond to the emergency needs of children, but also link them to services for their long-term care and rehabilitation.

The NGO declared on their home page
“CHILDLINE India Foundation: Message
Warning : We understand there is a chain mail circulating that says – one should call up 1098 to pick up left over food after a party etc so that it is not wasted. This is not true. We are India ‘s only and most widespread Children’s phone emergency outreach service (1098) for children in need of care and protection. We do not pick up food or distribute food. This mail was not initiated by us, kindly do not circulate it. Your cooperation is appreciated.”


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