BONGAIGAON, Sept 25 - Bharat Yatra, a march to end sexual abuse and trafficking of children, which was flagged off in Kanyakumari on September 11, reached Bongaigaon district headquarters on Sunday.
Kailash Satyarthi Children�s Foundation has launched the campaign to spread awareness against the exploitation of children in home and outside. The man behind the campaign is Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi.
With the message of �Save children, save India�, the Bharat Yatra team reached Bongaigaon in the afternoon and took out a rally along with college students from Deputy Commissioner�s Office here.
Following the rally, the team went to Bongaigaon College to organise a meeting to sensitise its students against sexual abuse and trafficking of children. In her speech, Sampurna Behura, director of �Save Children Mission�, called upon the students to come forward to save children from such exploitation.
�Children, who constitute 45 per cent of the country�s population, are the future of the country, so if they are not safe how can we dream of a safe India,� Behura said.
Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu helped the team organise its programme in the district headquarters.
The Bharat Yatra would conclude in New Delhi on October 16 after covering 11,000-km distance across States and Union Territories of the country.