Satyarthi for safeguarding rights of children in India

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2015 22:42 IST

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi has on Saturday stressed the need for safeguarding the rights of children in the country.

Satyarthi, while addressing students during the 4th convocation of the Jindal Global University here, said, "We must protect the dreams of millions of children. There is no bigger travesty than denying the dreams of our children. As young adults you must demand that children be prioritised in our policies and enforcement of law".

He said that the adult-centric development focuses only on the present while child-centric development aimed at the future.

He urged the youth to think as a global citizens and said, "One must not dream big only for oneself but must dream big for the nation and the world."

Earlier, delivering the presidential address at the convocation, Supreme Court judge justice Chelameshwar said, "Human society lives amidst conflicts, turmoil and destabilisation of system through unlawful activities. Law is imperative for its survival".

"Mere money making is not the only purpose of education", he said while adding, "Human nature does not restrict to any code of conduct. The study of law becomes essential for honourable and peaceful society"

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