BSSS students greet Nobel laurete Kailash Satyarthi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Oct 2017 12:48:38

Staff Reporter,

As a part of his ongoing Bharat Yatra, the Nobel Prize winning child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi visited the Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) on Friday. On the occasion, large number of students presented a colourful array of posters and formed a human chain to greet the activist. Principal Dr Fr John PJ, in his welcome speech said that the institution is privileged to be a part of Satyarthi’s fight for making India safe for children. Satyarthi was accompanied by the Minister of Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Vishwas Sarang, Director Operations World Vision India Anil Khandekar and Dr Om Sharma.

Kaliash Satyarthi in his inspiring address emphasized that concerted efforts need to be made on the part of government, civil society, religious leadership and the corporate sector to combat the epidemic of sexual violence against children in our nation. He said that through this Bharat Yatra he seeks to knock on every door and every heart in India to engage and raise awareness about the serious issue of child rights in the nation. He urged that people need to create a culture of trust where children would be free to articulate their fears and desires. Speaking on the occasion, Minister Vishwas Sarang too

lauded the unrelenting efforts of the Nobel laureate to create a safe environment for children and vowed that the government would leave no stone unturned in making the state a safe haven for children. Students of World Vision, an international organization and Child Line 1098 presented a memorandum and narrated their stories of struggle and success to the rapt audience. The programme ended with the Principal and the Vice Principal felicitating Satyarthi and other honorable guests with mementoes.