“DFC helps children find answers, from stopping child marriages, cleaning neighbourhoods, preserving cultural heritage, they are proving what it takes to be able to design a desired future,” said Rahul in a written statement. DFC is an award-winning global movement led by children. Their stories aim to bring change he added.

DFC for the past five years has worked to make a positive change in the environment of children of more than 3,000 schools in India. The contest so far has involved participants from 30 other countries and has collected 10,000 stories on 16 diverse issues.

Sethi announced that the most persuasive stories of change by children will be published on satyamevjayate.in. 80 winning schools will be awarded gift hampers from Amar Chitra Katha while the Disney Play Centres will award top 20 winning schools, he added.

Entries for the contest can be submitted till August 15. The last date to receive the stories in the form of report is October 2 and the results will be announced on November 14. The best story will also get a place in the annual book I CAN.

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