Satyarthi urges youth to join in campaign against child labor

Guwahati, July 20: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi today called upon the youth to join him in his "ambitious campaign of protecting 100 billion left out children".

"Youths have the power to bring about changes in the world and to free bonded child labourers from the clutches of traffickers", Satyarthi said while delivering the K K Handique Memorial lecture on 'Role of Youths in protecting world's left out children'.

Kailash Satyarthi

He urged youths to make use of social media to fight for the rights of the bonded and left out children. "Your anger must be ventilated in a constructive and positive manner for the protection of bonded child labour and left out children," he added. He further called upon universities to bring in innovations to maintain excellence in education.

"Education must be qualitative, inclusive and ensure equity, besides bringing employment and entrepreneurship," he added. Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Welfare Sarbananda Sonowal said the country has a huge youth power that can put India as a force to be reckoned with.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said education plays a pivotal role in resolving the problems of children and can bring about a turnaround in all spheres of life.


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