Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi is all set for his TV debut, in a bid to spread awareness on child labour and human trafficking. Reality-based crime show Crime Patrol has joined hands with Satyarthi for the special series.
"We have picked two important cases from Satyarthi's organisation - Bachpan Bachao Andolan. We decided to take up this opportunity as viewers will relate more to his work now. The stories will be telecast Jan 23, 24, and 25 as Republic Day special episodes," show host Anoop Soni said.
Along with Anoop, Satyarthi will be taking the audience through the story and ordeal of the people involved in the social menace. "I have always propagated against societal evils like child exploitation and trafficking in India and 'Crime Patrol' provides the perfect platform for me to advocate this cause further. We need the citizens of this country to consciously take part in reducing the incidence of crime in their surroundings," Satyarthi said in a statement.
Satyarthi has worked for child rights for over 30 years through the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, an NGO which is credited with freeing over 80,000 children from bonded labour across India.
Crime Patrol Satark, which is aired on Sony Entertainment Television, is a docu-drama aimed at crime prevention by recreating a dramatised version of real life cases.