Kailash Satyarthi’s Bharat Yatra campaign against child abuse to reach city today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Oct 2017 10:38:21


Staff Reporter,

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi 35 days Bharat Yatra campaign against child sexual abuse will reach Bairagarh on Wednesday. From Bairagarh the yatra will reach at People’s University Bhopal at 2.30 pm onwards.

As per the schedule activity the Bharat Yatra will reach Bairagah on October 4 and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi would be addressing the rally including interactive session with students. From there the rally would move to Vidisha district. On October 6 the rally would reach Bhopal. The rally will be taking route via Dushera Ground, New Market to TT Nagar.

At TT Nagar Stadium Kailash Satyarthi would be addressing the marchers. The volunteers of the event has said that main emphasis is given in breaking the silence of fear and brining issues to limelight so that stringent legal action can be taken against perpetrators. Kailash Satyarthi Foundation has claimed that around 53 per cent people are sexually abused as children and cases are is alarmingly increasing in country. Satyarthi Foundation is also emphasising on the need to pass the human trafficking bill and that there is need to set up fast-track courts for speedy trial of cases relating to child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Bharat Yatra Campaign to make India safe for children started from Kanyakumari on September 11 will end at New Delhi on October 16 after covering 11,000 km in 22 States and Union territories. Ever since its launch, Bharat Yatra has been drawing enormous support from citizens across the country. People cutting across faith, geographical location, profession and vocation are coming together to support it for a safe India.

Many non-government organisations in collaboration have already started campaigns and activities since past many weeks. Seminars and workshops have been organised in schools and colleges to make pupil aware of child sexual abuse. Besides interactive session has also been organised regularly for past few months where students are also interacting with experts on the subject. Additional to that competitions such as drawing poems, essay etc on child sexual abuse is also in pipeline which would also help in raising awareness about the subject in young children.