Make India safe for children: Satyarthi tells people

Kailash Satyarthi Bharat Yatra in Hyderabad, to pass thru Telangana

Hyderabad: The Bharat Yatra, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi reached Hyderabad in Telangana on Thursday on the eleventh day of the 35-day long march across India.

The Nobel Peace Laureate and his co-marchers were welcomed at the capital by Naini Narshimha Reddy, Home Minister, Telangana, to join the Bharat Yatra to ensure the realization of Surakshit Bachpan-Surakshit Bharat.  Keshav Rao, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Vishweshwar Reddy, Member Parliament, Lok Sabha, B. Vinod Kumar, Member Parliament, Lok Sabha and Amala Akkineni, actress and social activist were present at the march with Satyarthi.

Satyarthi’s Yatra was also joined by numerous faith leaders like Hari Kishan and Shri.Vithal Rao- Aarya Samaj, B.K Rajni-Brahama Kumari, Brother Varghese and Maulana Agha Mujahid Hussain in Hyderabad, who committed to ensure that those following them would participate in the Yatra, and strive to make India safe for our children.

Said Maulana ji, “Children are unblemished and pure. They are akin to God. It is the fault in our society that we are unable to see their purity”

The march saw the participation of over 3000 youth and dignitaries, ranging from Government officials, NGO’s, activists and actors, walk from Mozahmjahi market to demand necessary rights for the youngest citizens of our country. The spirit shown by Hyderabad, to pledge and join the Bharat Yatra to make India safe for our children is what is needed for the country to take its steps towards combating this growing menace. 

The Yatra marchers called upon the youth of the country to step up and fight for children across India. They urged people of Hyderabad and the state of Telangana to strive towards building a safe childhood and a safe India. 

Said Kailash Satyarthi, “The people gathered here, have come to change this nation, to make India safe. You have come here to wage a war on rape, on sexual abuse, on child trafficking and we will win this war. The country’s youngest state, Telangana must lead the way in protecting the youngest citizens of the country, our children.”

Satyarthi also addressed a seminar organized by the ministry of Woman and Child Development in Telangana, emphasising on the need to implement the already existing laws in a more structured manner. The Bharat Yatra launched on Sept 11 at Kanyakumari by Satyarthi is marching across the country to build unprecedented awareness on combating child sexual abuse and trafficking.

Ever since its launch, Bharat Yatra has been drawing enormous support from citizens across India, including celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan who tweeted to his fans to support the Yatra.