On 19th of May, 2018 Vimukti
Charitable Trust®, Pothnal organized the program in collaboration
with CHILDLINE India Foundation to mark the international child
helpline day at Sunkanoor village, Manvi Taluka. The rally was
conducted in the main streets of Sunknoor Village. The students took
out rally through the main streets of Sunkanoor by holding placards
and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the
rights, to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage,
Child Sexual abuse, child line, child dropout, Child trafficking,
Child labor, RTF, protection of earth, health-hygiene and
cleanliness etc., in the society. The day was packed with events
which were meant to sensitize the citizens for the need for children
friendly spaces with included access to a helpline service for
children. The underlying message of the campaign was to take
collective responsibility in protecting the rights of children.
Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Vimukti Director explained saying “Children
deserve to be heard. The care and protection of children is
everyone’s responsibility”, and he stressed on the importance of
helplines and explained the mechanism behind the helpline system.
Mr. Arogyappa Vimukti coordinator said that everyone should join
hands for the cause of children in need and refer them to CHILDINE
1098. Nearly 112 benefited from this mass awareness program.