Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has asked professionals to use technology to solve social problems in addition to their business requirements. Satyarthi also spoke about the challenges, struggles and opposition he faced when he started his journey, 37 years ago.
A series of events will be held as part of the ‘Surakshit Bachpan Surakshit Bharat’ (Safe Childhood-Safe India) campaign across the country from August, an official of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) said.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi had said that India’s decision for ratification of Convention 182 and Convention 138 was “long overdue” in providing justice to the country’s children.
“A police probe has been initiated and I have complete faith in the authorities and the legal bodies of our country,” added Satyarthi today.
Satyarthi started the Global March movement against child labour in 1998 which led to the ILO adopting Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour in Geneva the same year.
The child rights activist said the drought across 10 states had led to rampant child marriage, child labour and kidnapping of children.
Let us create a child-centric thinking in our society, child-centric policy, economy, society and religions, says Kailash Satyarthi.
“Make in India” cannot be successful on the toil, miseries and abuses of young children in the manufacturing sector,” the 62-year-old founder of ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ said.
“Intolerance is also growing globally among children. Today’s youth are not so tolerant as you were in your past. They do not have that much of patience,” Satyarthi said.
The decision was taken in a Syndicate meeting held Saturday. PU Vice-Chancellor Professor Arun Kumar Grover presided over the meeting.
Noting that social welfare is no longer a concern for several NGOs, Satyarthi said that they have converted “social change and social welfare into a business”.
There was “no moral argument” to worship goddesses when the “living goddesses in the country — our daughters — are not safe,” he said.
Kailash Satyarthi recently succeeded in getting child protection and welfare-related clauses included in the Sustainable Development Goals of UN
In his plea filed this week, child rights activist Satyarthi, requested the court to direct the complainants to furnish security for the costs incurred or likely to be incurred by him and his wife to defend themselves.
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