Today is Children’s Day. For India to have a future, our children deserve a present that is safer, healthier and more empowering. But we Indians seem to have a peculiar gift of transforming solemn and celebratory occasions into sham rituals devoid of any real substance. This Children’s Day let’s focus on fundamental rights of our children and their future instead of long speeches.
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh along with assurance of government jobs to two survivors of sex trafficking at the Bharat Yatra event in Kurnool.
Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha were the special guests on Monday's episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 9. Amitabh Bachchan's show is coming to an end with Tuesday's episode as the season finale. Mr Satyarthi had a rather smooth journey on the Hot Seat with occasional excerpts from the life of a person who is known for his struggle against child labour and abuse.
or us, the Bharat Yatra is just the beginning of a journey. I am convinced that India will be safe only when our children are safe.
Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi today said child abuse had emerged as an epidemic in society. It was unfortunate that family members were involved in more than 70 per cent child abuse cases.
He said a collective battle was required to fight against the evil for ensuring safe childhood. He said this while interacting with mediapersons after his Bharat Yatra reached Rewari.
Kailash Satyarthi was in Srinagar as part of the Bharat Yatra, flagged off in Srinagar by CM Mehbooba Mufti, to raise awareness about crimes against children.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi today said his Bharat Yatra was a countrywide campaign to raise awareness about child rights and justice to children.
Speaking at a symposium on Surakshit bachpan surakshit Bharat held at Paramartha Niketan Rishikesh, Satyarthi said the campaign which began on September 11 from Kanyakumari was aimed at stopping the crimes against children, including trafficking. The Nobel Peace Prize awardee, who arrived in Rishikesh today in the course of his Bharat Yatra, called on Paramartha Niketan chief Swami Chidananda Saraswati.
Implementation and execution of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act in our country is in a very poor state. The situation of pending cases under the Act is such that even if no more new cases are registered from today onwards, it would take more than 15 years to dispose of the already registered cases, said Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi while addressing media.
Nobel Laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi’s month-long march Bharat Yatra against child sexual abuse, rape and trafficking has reached Assam.
The yatra, which was flagged off from Kanyakumari and will culminate in New Delhi, is supported by six smaller states, including Assam, West Bengal and Odisha.
On Thursday, the new child policy for the state was launched in the presence of Minister Pankaja Munde, Nobel laureate Dr Kailash Satyarthi, Chairman of Maharashtra State Commission For Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) Pravin Ghuge, among others .
Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said sexual exploitation of children has spread like an epidemic in the country and called upon people to fight against the evil.
In December 2013, the country was still reeling from the Delhi gang rape that had left the national conscience permanently wounded. Less than six months later, a five-year-old girl was kidnapped at Gandhinagar in New Delhi and while police registered an FIR, nothing else moved for the investigation and recovery of the child. Two days later, she was found bleeding and unconscious, tied up in the basement of her building with an oil bottle and candle inside her.
GUWAHATI: Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday emphasised on the need for a strong anti-trafficking bill.
Satyarthi was in Guwahati to participate in Bharat Yatra. The Nobel Peace Laureate said: "We are in this fight together and must fight against the darkness of abuse. The North-East is the mirror of the country and if we want to change India's mind-set, we must start with a change in the North-East.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said that his government will soon introduce a Bill in the state assembly that will ensure that child molester are hanged.
BENGALURU: On Day 2 of his Bharat Yatra in Bengaluru, Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi asked, "In a great country like India, how can you allow or accept a child getting killed in school?" "Child abuse is spreading like an epidemic.Even the safest places for children are not as safe now. We have been fighting for so long against child abuse, but is the message being adopted by everyone? No. People think until it's their child, it doesn't matter.
It's high time we connected with our children with compassion so that they share about their lives and things affecting them, instead of taking things into their hand," said the child rights crusader. He was addressing members of the Rotary Clubs of Cubbon Park, R T Nagar and Bangalore southeast at Rotary District 3190 ICGF on Youth Service on Sunday.The event was held at Samskruthi Brindavan Convention Centre, J P Nagar.
Chennai: The Bharat Yatra, undertaken by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi reached Chennai, and the march in the City was flagged off on the 13th of September, with High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee as the guest of honour at the event held at Stella Maris college. The Bharat Yatra entered its third day. It was flagged off from the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanniyakumari on Monday,11th September, in the presence of Sh. Pon Radhakrishnan, Union Minister of State for Shipping and Finance.
Justice Banerjee addressed an audience of students, youth and other dignitaries, expressing her concern at the growing instances of child abuse and rape across the country. “Society has a responsibility towards children. Innocent children grow up to be the adults we want them to be. If educated they will grow up as responsible citizens.Right to life includes in it's fold all the basic human rights.Therefore, the fundamental duty of citizens is to take care of their children.”said Justice Banerjee
Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s 35-day Bharat Yatra, an effort to ensure a safe childhood for future generations, was launched at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari on September 11. ‘Nikal Pade Hein‘, written by Satyarthi, composed by Indian Ocean, and featuring Sonam Kalra has, within 24 hours, crossed two million views on Facebook and YouTube.
Amit Kilam from Indian Ocean said, We need a few more people in India like Kailash Satyarthi ji who work for the people. Pure dedication and sincerity in fighting for the rights of children and keeping them safe. We are happy and honoured to walk a few steps with him by making the ‘Nikal Pade Hain’ song for the Bharat Yatra!
KOCHI: Nobel Peace laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi who has launched his Bharat Yatra from Kanyakumari to Delhi on September 11, marking the launch of his three-year campaign against child rape and child sexual abuse and trafficking, has asked parents and guardians to become true friends of children and encourage them to speak out.
“If children have the confidence to share incidents with family members, and if family members realize that silence is not an option, then half battle in crimes against children would be won,” says Mr Satyarthi.