Press Esc to close
Sunday 01 February 2015
News updated at 11:03 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 17°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

3,000 weaker section children run for rights

New Delhi, Nov 17, 2012, DHNS:

Over 3,000 children from the weaker sections of society studying in government schools, NGO-run schools and those living on streets ran for about four kilometers in Delhi on Saturday as a celebration of their rights.

The run organised by Prayas NGO was attended by personalities like Shatrughan Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khurshid, union minister of external affairs, Ajay Maken, minister of housing and urban poverty alleviation and Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar.  

“We must encourage children to get basic education to help them become successful human beings,” said Khurshid.

Dutt, who has been announced as the new brand ambassador of Prayas, said, “I commit myself to the cause of these children and believe that Bollywood should come forward in support of children’s issues and help them fight for their basic rights.”

Amod Kanth, general secretary of Prayas, said since it was the NGO’s silver jubilee year, Prayas will organise more such events across states and invite other civil society organisations, corporate and government agencies to be a part of this celebration.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Madhuri Dixit Nene during the launch of a jewellery showroom at Panvel in Mumbai...

Madhuri Dixit Nene during the launch of a jewellery showroom at Panvel in Mumbai...

GOC, White Knight Corps, K H Singh interacting with participants of tour in Doda...

GOC, White Knight Corps, K H Singh interacting with participants of tour in Doda...

Delhi Waveriders and Punjab Warriors players in action during the HIL match in New Delhi...

Delhi Waveriders and Punjab Warriors players in action during the HIL match in New Delhi...

Union Ministry Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation during his visit at Barlah Water Project...

Union Ministry Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation during his visit at Barlah Water Project...

Devotees shower flowers on the 42-ft-tall monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali...

Devotees shower flowers on the 42-ft-tall monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali...

Chandrababu Naidu, Ministers and senior officers participate in a three-day workshop...

Chandrababu Naidu, Ministers and senior officers participate in a three-day workshop...

School students participate in a grand Swami Vivekananda Walkathon at Marina beach in Chennai...

School students participate in a grand Swami Vivekananda Walkathon at Marina beach in Chennai...

Lebanese artists perform during a press preview for the 29th International Crafts Mela...

Lebanese artists perform during a press preview for the 29th International Crafts Mela...

School Students make a formation in the shape of 'READ FOR FUTURE' at a school...

School Students make a formation in the shape of 'READ FOR FUTURE' at a school...

Garo Wangala Troops perform during a Cultural Rally to mark the 53rd Anniversary of Dudhnoi...

Garo Wangala Troops perform during a Cultural Rally to mark the 53rd Anniversary of Dudhnoi...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523