International Human Rights Day: Vimukti Pothnal

Vimukti Charitable Trust (r) Pothnal in collaboration with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation New Delhi and Spandana Belagavi Celebrated International Human Rights Day organized various activities in Markumdinni High school. In the keynote address Mr, Arogyappa, Vimukti staff, described about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and said that everyone should join hands to prevent violation of human rights. Everyone should take steps to uphold and promote the rights of all human beings. He explained about the services of CHILDLINE 1098 and how CHILDLINE team would reach out to any child in need of care and protection.

Mr. Jaysheel, Coordinator, Vimukti, addressed the gathering and explained about Juvenile Justice Act and POCSO Act. Mr. Thiru Pari School teacher, explained about Drug addiction and the ill-effects of consuming alcohol and drugs. Children should avoid the use of drugs and alcohol, he said. Over two hundred and twenty children and teachers participated in this programme. Mr. Charlie SVP cordinator, spoke about UNO, empowered children about Human Rights and acts. A few incidents of Human Rights Violations were shared and discussed. Children were motivated to restore Human rights and help others in difficult situations as much as possible and briefed about the importance of the day and explained about the human rights and the importance of protecting and promoting human rights. Twenty-three youth participated in the celebration. The Price of Free and Jhalki film screening was done, participants were very attentive and raise the questions and said that they would protect their village from child labour, child marriage and human trafficking. On the whole the program was very positive and ended with positive note.

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