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Invest In Education, Health Of Children, Says Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Mohali: Noting that youngsters will not be “our future” however “our present”, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Wednesday underscored the necessity for investing of their training, well being and wellbeing.

He described it as a “serious matter” and highlighted that eight youngsters disappear each hour in India and are pressured into slavery, prostitution and begging.

“Many people think that children are our future but they are not. Children are our present and if we cannot shape our present and we if cannot protect and educate our present, then the future will be dark,” Satyarthi mentioned on the sidelines of ‘Nobel Prize Series India 2019’ right here.

“I strongly feel that we should invest in our children, invest in their health and education, safety and wellbeing. Unfortunately, this is not happening in the world,” he lamented whereas addressing media.

Nobel Prize Sequence India 2019 is a three-day programme during which nobel laureates will give lectures and participate in roundtable discussions along with specialists, academics and college students.

“What did we teach our children? We talked hatred, we gave them identities to become Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jain and what not. Children never created any borders but the world has been fighting for borders for ages,” he rued.

Kids have been by no means answerable for any violence, “but they are the worst sufferers and victims in the world… We have to learn from children instead of teaching theses wrongs which we have accumulated as ready-made answers for centuries and ages”, he mentioned.

He mentioned individuals ought to study compassion and ease from youngsters who’re taught to turn out to be liars.

To a query on alleged incidents of kid lifting, Satyarthi mentioned youngsters are lifted for slavery and different unlawful actions and the individuals ought to elevate their voice in opposition to such instances.

“A few of such instances are reported and generally sentiments turn out to be bitter and violent. The irony is that whereas we’re speaking, eight youngsters reportedly go lacking each hour as per NCB (Nationwide Crime Information) knowledge.

“They don’t disappear in skinny air. They’re taken for slavery, prostitution, organ sale, pressured begging and it is a critical matter. If you happen to see youngsters begging in Chandigarh, Mohali they don’t seem to be native. They’re stolen from states like Bihar, Jhakhand and different components of the nation. They’re introduced right here by traffickers,” he mentioned.

To a query on mob lynching of these suspected of kid lifting, he mentioned no person can assist any lynching. “If one has the slightest doubt that somebody is lifting a child then call the police instead of being involved in acts that are unconstitutional and illegal,” he additional mentioned.

Satyarthi, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, mentioned he had a dream of shaking fingers and getting {a photograph} clicked with a Nobel Laureate since he was six or seven years previous.

“But it did not happen for 50 years,” he mentioned.

The second got here when he received a dozen photographs clicked whereas standing in entrance of a washroom mirror after his identify was introduced for the Nobel Peace Prize award, he mentioned.

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