Wednesday, Jun 26 2019 | Time 06:18 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Georgian Foreign Minister regrets PACE's decision to restore rights of Russian delegation
  • Russia, Syrian forces exclusively strike objects verified by intelligence - Nebenzia
  • Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal on any conditions - Rouhani
  • Cameroon lead AFCON Group F after 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau
  • MP CM’s Indore visit itinerary
  • IOC lauds Beijing 2022 preparation
  • US envoy meets representatives of Sudan's military council, opposition to push for talks
  • Pompeo says had productive talks on Peace process in Afghanistan during surprise visit
  • Tariff tensions send U S consumer confidence to lowest in nearly 2 years: survey
  • Jordan urges intensified efforts to achieve lasting Mideast peace
  • US sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader futile, insult to Iranian nation - Iranian Gov't
  • Saudi crown prince to lead delegation to G20 summit in Japan
India


Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation extends support to Govt for safety of kids at Kumbh Mela

Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation extends  support to Govt for safety of kids at Kumbh Mela

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) In extension to its goal of creating a child-friendly world, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, has pledged to establish a Child Friendly Kumbh Mela 2019, by extending support to the government.

The Foundation has mobilised hundreds of volunteers for providing value support to the authorities to track the cases of lost and found children in Mela.

These barefoot volunteers will be referring the cases of all lost and found children to the centers established by the administration.





In relation to this development, Bidhan Chandra Singh, Executive Director, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF) said, “As per sources approximately 2.75 lakh people were reported missing in the Maha-Kumbh Mela in 2013. This year, several steps have been taken to fortify security and safety measures for the protection of the pilgrims especially children.”

“KSCF has extended support to the government through a multi-pronged intervention in order to facilitate a safe and secure pilgrimage to the visitors. The team of volunteers that will be deployed in and around the stall in Mela premises will not only trace the cases of lost and found individuals but also disseminate information on child related issues,” Mr Singh said.

“Volunteers will also engage people and inspire them to take the 100 million pledges as part of a campaign founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, which calls for a world where young people are free, safe and educated. The 100 Million campaign aims to give every supporter the opportunity to become a change maker by raising their voices against child exploitation,” he said.



Additionally, Mukti Caravan, a grassroot campaign on wheels, will move in and around Prayagraj to generate awareness among masses on child trafficking, child abuse and child labour.

It will also act as an additional safety net, striving to prevent inter and intra-state trafficking from the Mela.

“Mukti Caravan is a nationwide campaign that has been mobilising people on the issues of child trafficking and child labor over the years. The re-launch of this campaign in and around Prayagraj aims to put a stop to these crimes by ensuring that people are aware of the preventive procedures in place to combat child trafficking, child abuse and child labour,” he added.



Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation appeals to the pilgrims to be extra cautious of these exploitative forces that pose a threat to children and to be proactive in reporting of any such suspicious activities at the Mela.

The Foundation further appeals to the pilgrims to reach out to the toll-free number 1920 for any kind of support during their pilgrimage to the Mela.

UNI PY ADG 1924

More News
Jharkhand lynching: Rahul questions BJP's 'silence'

Jharkhand lynching: Rahul questions BJP's 'silence'

25 Jun 2019 | 11:32 PM

New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed the lynching of a youth by a mob in Jharkhand as a "blot on humanity" and questioned the 'silence' of the top BJP leadership in the state and central government on the incident.

see more..
Pompeo arrives India amid Trump warning of overwhelming US retaliation to Iran

Pompeo arrives India amid Trump warning of overwhelming US retaliation to Iran

25 Jun 2019 | 11:00 PM

New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo arrived here on a three day crucial meeting with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar.

see more..

Digital India: RailWire Wi-Fi at Railway stations crosses 2 cr user logins in May

25 Jun 2019 | 9:56 PM

New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) RailWire Wi-Fi by RailTel at Railway stations is gaining popularity with each passing day as in the month of May 2019, the total user logins were 2.

see more..
Record number of Indian Muslims to go for Haj this year without subsidy: Naqvi

Record number of Indian Muslims to go for Haj this year without subsidy: Naqvi

25 Jun 2019 | 9:40 PM

New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that there will be no negligence tolerated with regard to ensuring the safety of the Haj pilgrims by the Central Government which has also taken steps for better facilities to them.

see more..
PM, other BJP leaders recall Emergency, flay Cong for gagging media, bullying courts

PM, other BJP leaders recall Emergency, flay Cong for gagging media, bullying courts

25 Jun 2019 | 9:36 PM

New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) The BJP leaders and state governments run by the saffron party on Tuesday made use of the anniversary of national Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi regime in 1970s and castigated the Congress for gagging the media and arm-twisting the judiciary.

see more..
image