Satyarthi’s Bharat Yatra to reach Bhubaneswar on September 26

Bhubaneswar, September 24, 2017: The Kailash Satyarthi
Children’s Foundation announced that Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi will
highlight the issue of child sexual abuse and trafficking during the Bharat
Yatra, which will reach Bhubaneswar, the State capital city of Odisha on Tuesday.
The Yatra will be flagged off from Janata Maidan at 3.45 pm,
followed by a march till Kalinga Stadium at 4.15 pm on September 16.
At the Kalinga Stadium, Satyarthi will address the gathering
and marchers sensitising them about the epidemic issues of child trafficking
and child sexual abuse.
The Yatra, which has been launched on September 11 from Kanyakumar
to work towards creating an India that is safe for children, has received
support from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and people from different walks of
The drive will conclude on October 16 at New Delhi, covering
11,000 kilometres across 22 States.
Kailash Satyarthi has been campaigning for the freedom,
safety and security of children across the globe for the past 36 years. His
Nobel Peace Prize (2014) was for his continuous efforts and struggle for the
child rights.
The yatra is the launch of the three-year campaign against
child rape and child sexual abuse which is aimed at increasing awareness and
reporting of the cases, strengthening intuitional response including medical
health and compensation, ensuring protection for victims and witnesses during
trials and increasing convictions of child sexual abuse in a time-bound manner,
said a release.

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