Mukti Caravan launched in Bihar to combat child trafficking and child labour during COVID-19 pandemic

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

One of the largest survivor led campaigns, Mukti Caravan launched in Bihar to combat trafficking during the present COVID-19 pandemic.

Patna, Aug 11: Today when the threat of child trafficking for various forms of exploitation has gone up due to the severe economic crisis induced by lockdown clamped across the country to contain the present pandemic, the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation launched the Mukti Caravan on bicycles across 10 districts in Bihar to raise awareness about trafficking of children, and the laws to combat the same. Mukti Caravan also will be an instrument to prevent trafficking of children and to collect information about movement of traffickers in the villages covered by it.

The campaign was launched digitally by hosting a webinar which was addressed by Prof. (Dr.) Pramila Kumari Prajapati, Chairperson, Bihar State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights, Mr. Sunil Dutt Mishra Member Secretary-Bihar State Legal Services Authority, Sri. Vyas Ji Vice-Chairperson Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, Ms. N Vijaya Lakshmi Principal Secretary, Ms. Pramila Kumari Prajapati, and two MLAs of Bihar Ms. Ranju Geeta and Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Khan. The webinar was also attended by Shri.Dhananjay Tingal-Executive Director Bachpan Bachao Andolan.

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