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Kailash Satyarthi calls for safe childhood to create safe India

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• Bharath Yatra enters Karnataka

Child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has underlined the need for protecting the rights of children in order to build a safer country.

“Since children are the future citizens of the country it is necessary to ensure that their childhood blossomed in a healthy environment”, he said while addressing a Bharat Yatra programme at T. Chennaiah Rangamandira here on Friday. “To make India a great country, the children must live in a safer condition”, he asserted.

Mr. Satyarthy also administered an oath to the gathering for protecting children from sexual abuse and child trafficking.

Mr. Sathyarthy, who is leading the Bharat Yatra under the theme ‘Safe Childhood-Safe India’, was given a rousing reception at Nangali when the yatra entered Karnataka from Andhra Pradesh.

The Yatra, a social initiative aimed at ending sexual assault on children as well as child trafficking, set out from Kanyakumari on September 11. In 35 days, Mr. Satyarthy will travel 11,000 k.m. covering 22 States.

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