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‘1098’ is not a Helpline to pick up the food leftovers
Posted On : Monday, June 10, 2019, 6:57 PM
A WhatsApp message is being shared widely saying that PM Modi has announced a Helpline service- ‘1098’ that picks up the leftover food from functions, parties, homes etc., and feeds the hungry children. But actually, it is a free Tele-helpline launched by CHILDLINE India Foundation(CIF) in 1996 to rescue the street children in distress. Given the extent of spread of this fake message, the CIF has put a notice on its website “childlineindia.org.in” clarifying the public that its helpline is only meant to protect and take care of the street children in distress and have nothing to do with the collection of food leftovers.