New Delhi, January 07, 2016:‘Azad Bachpan Ki Or’ – A book that captures Mr Satyarthi’s vision that shaped and altered the global discourse on child rights was launched today. Hon’ble Mr Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India unveiled the book. ‘Azad Bachpan Ki Or’is a selectionof articles penned by Mr Satyarthi on landmark movements, judgements, eventsand prominent policy intervention in his three decade long struggle for child rights. These writings chronicle the fight to end violence against children and provide a historical perspective to the efforts.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Satyarthi said, “In the children I have freed and fought forI have seen a glimpse of god; the colleagues I have lost in our struggle weigh me down; the blessings and smiles of parents uniting with their children make the efforts of my family worthwhile. This book is a salutation to the millions of children worldwide who are still deprived of their future. My fight still goes on – I refuse to accept that evena single child can be deprived of her childhood.”
At the launchHon’ble Mr Justice DipakMisra, Judge, Supreme Court of India said, “this book brings alive Mr Satyarthi’s thought process and life experiences for the future generations. His work has been instrumental for judicial deliberation in respect of cases pertaining to trafficking, missing children, child labour and abuse. I read this book and encourage the younger generation to do so as I am certain that the book will serve as an inspiration for all to work towards building a better future for our children.”
Publisher Mr.Prabhat Kumar, Director, PrabhatPrakashan said, “The articles penned by Mr Satyarthi on child labour, trafficking, child slavery, sexual abuse against children and illiteracy have been the foundation of philosophical and behavioural discourse in the world for children. These articles and their context have been effective in persuading people to acknowledge child rights and create much needed institutions and mechanisms by policy makers, law enforcement agencies and International agencies like the United Nations. It was thus an honour to publish the book.”
The book has been published by Prabhat Prakashan and will be available at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 at a price of Rs 250 and Rs 400 respectively.