Centre of Child Rights In SRM in Partnership with Dr. Kailash
In a first in any Indian academic institution, a Centre of Child Rights would be established at the SRM Institute of Science and Technology in partnership with the Dr. Kailash Satyarthi Foundation.
maiden visit to SRM Institute of Science and Technology Campus near Chennai on Monday invited the students and faculty of the Institute to join the Foundation’s 100 million campaign to eradicate child labour and slavery and declared he was prepared to set up an office in the campus.
This would be the Foundation’s third office after London and Delhi.
In response, SRM Institute of Science and Technology President Dr. P. Satyanarayanan said SRM Institute of Science and Technology would open a Centre of Child Rights in association with the Dr. Satyarthi Foundation. This will act as a nodal unit which would make SRM Institute of Science and Technology the first educational entity in the country to start a Child Rights Centre
in association with the Dr. Kailash Satyarthi Foundation, he said. He presented a miniature model of the SRM nano satellite to Dr. Satyarthi and a plant in an earthen pot. Earlier, the Nobel Laureate planted a sapling in the SRM Institute of Science and Technology grounds.
In his keynote address on “Youth and Compassion,” to more than 4,000 students at the Dr. T.P. Ganesh Auditorium. Dr. Satyarthi said he wanted the SRM Institute of Science and Technology to be the first Indian university to lead the global 100 million campaign for social transformation. “You my young friends can be the driver of Change. Change is not outside; it is inside you. You are the Change,”
voice of child labour. “You can challenge companies using child labour in their supply
chain. You can be a good volunteer, write small blogs and use social media skills for
betterment of humanity,” he said. “SRM Institute of Science and Technology students should be known in the country as change makers and transformers. You are the real Heroes, not cinema actors who get paid for acting good and touching their mother’s feet,” remarked Dr. Satyarthi
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