Actor Mammootty has taken over as the national ambassador of Street India Movement, an organisation formed recently to fight child labour and child begging.

He will promote the activities of the movement, which networks with orphanages and institutions looking after the children.

Jose Maveli, president, said the movement aimed to end child labour, child sex abuse, street circus featuring children, and other forms of exploitation and harassment of children, and also ensure the fundamental rights of children who face such exploitation.