Kanyakumari: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi flagged off the ‘Bharat Yatra’—aiming at spreading awareness among the people against the menace of child trafficking, sexual abuse of the child and child labour.
The Yatra started from Vivekananda rock in Kanyakumari, according to Kailash Satyarthi, he would be covering a distance of 11,000-km before reaching New Delhi on Oct.he would covering a distance of 11,000-km before reaching New Delhi on Oct. 2.
Speaking to media persons after flagging off the Bharat Yatra in the presence of the union minister of state, Pon Radhakishnan, Kailash Satyarthi rued that the rate of child abuses in the country was highly alarming despite presence of several laws to protect child rights.
“No state in the nation holds appreciable record in protecting the children against abuse,” regretted the Nobel laureate, who added that the motive of the ‘Bharat Yatra’ is to emphasize the need of proper implementation of the laws besides sensitising every individual about the basic facets of child rights.
“Apart from creating mass awareness about child rights, the Bharat Yatra also aims at strengthening the existing laws formulated for protection of vulnerable children,” said Satyarthi.
The union minister, Mr. Pon Radhakrishnan fully endorsing the view of Kailash Satyarthi said that children should be nurtured by inculcating strong values of life that alone could be the real long lasting protection for our children and youths—especially the young girls. He further said that the union government is fully committed towards the safety of children and the youths. Along with school children, around 300 Rajinikanth fans, participated in the rally expressing solidarity with the mission to protect child rights....