Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: Children are described as ‘future of the nation’ but how many of us take care to mould them in a proper manner so that they become responsible citizens in future. Parents are content with enrolling their children in schools but hardly have any time to know their progress.

Children will organise a ‘satyagraha’, under the aegis of Bhagavathula Charitable Trust (BCT), to create awareness among parents, teachers and society at large to make them realise their responsibility.

Announcing this at a media conference on Tuesday, BCT Founder B.V. Parameswara Rao said the Satyagraha (not to be confused with present day rallies and dharnas) was against poverty of different kinds like spiritual, societal, physical, mental, cultural, political and economic poverty. He said while fathers were wasting their time in alcohol and other vices, mothers were glued to the idiot box both in villages and urban areas.

The participating children would be trained in ‘Kolatam’ and Bhajan singing.

They would use these techniques to drive home the message among parents. The ‘satyagraha’ would begin at Haripalem village near Elamanchili on May 1. In all, about 4,000 children would be involved in the unique programme.