ndian Ocean and Sonam Kalra come forward to support the Nobel Laureate in the march against child sexual abuse and trafficking
Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi has launched his 35-day Bharat Yatra, from the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanniyakumari on the 11th of September. The song, written by the Nobel Laureate himself, composed by Indian ocean, featuring Sonam Kalra, crossed 2 million views on Facebook and YouTube, within 24 hours.
The video song is titled ‘Nikal Pade Hein’, indicating that Mr. Satyarthi and his team have set out on the Bharat Yatra, with support from child rape and abuse survivors, their families, government officials to strive towards a safe childhood for our children and future generations.
Apart from the catchy song ‘Nikal Pade Hein’ interspersed with videos from Mr. Satyarthi’s previous marches, it also features a call to action by Mr. Satyarthi, urging citizens of this country to join the fight against child sexual abuse and trafficking
Amit Kilam, Indian Ocean said, “We need a few more people in India like Kailash Satyarthi ji who work for the people. Pure dedication and sincerity to the fighting for the rights of children and keeping them safe. We are happy and honoured to walk a few steps with him by making the Nikal Pade Hain song for the Bharat Yatra!”
Kailash Satyarthi has been campaigning for the freedom, safety and security for children across the globe for the past 36 years. His Nobel Peace Prize (2014) was for his continuous efforts and struggle for the rights children.
“Kailash Satyarthi ji has taken on an incredible task-his Bharat Yatra is a much-needed initiative and as an artist to be able to lend my voice to this initiative that aims to bring about social change means a lot to me. It means that all of India is coming together to make this happen. To make sure that there will be and must be a better, safer tomorrow for our children, for our girls”, added Sonam Kalra.
The Bharat Yatra also received support from Google through its Homepage promotion, which urged users to join the Nobel Laureate in his quest to eradicate violence against children in the country.
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 compensations, ensuring protection for victims and witnesses during trials and increasing convictions of child sexual abuse in a time bound manner.