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PhotographerJai Thakur
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyBA Continuum India Pvt. Ltd.
City/CountryNew Delhi, India
Photo DateFeb 14, 2016
Technical Infof4, 1/200s, ISO 250 at 120mm
Entry Description

These are the children of tea garden workers of TERAI Tea Garden, North Bengal region who are surviving on just Rs. 95 as their daily wages. These workers are basically from Adivasi group. Adivasi is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups considered the aboriginal population of South Asia. Adivasi make up 8.6% of India's population or 104 million, according to the 2011 census, and a large percentage of the Nepalese population. These were migrated from Jharkhand and forced to work in tea gardens since British era and are still fighting to survive within Rs 95. Amidst of these hardship these kids manage to enjoy their time out.

About Photographer

Jai Thakur, 31, a Business Research Analyst with one of the top rated Wall Street firms started photography out of his passion for traveling and storytelling. His work has been selected and displayed at various platforms. He won Honorable/Jury awards at the repute of Monochrome Black and White International Photography Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, International Photography Awards, Tokyo International Foto Awards, Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Art Exhibition and others. His work has been published in various media platforms be it print, online or Instagram.