Child-Centric Policies, Laws Must for Development: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

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Child-Centric Policies, Laws Must for Development: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

File Photo: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi (Reuters)


Sonipat:  Nobel Laureate and child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi today said child-centric public policies and legislations must be prioritised for development of the nation.

"We must protect the dreams of millions of children. There is no bigger travesty than denying dreams of our children. As adults you must all demand that children be prioritised in our policies and enforcement of laws.

"An adult-centric development focuses only on the present, while child-centric development is aimed at the future," Mr Satyarthi said while addressing the 4th Convocation and Founder's Day programme of OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat.

Urging the youth to think as global citizens, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner said, "One must not dream big only for oneself but also for the nation and the world."

Delivering the Presidential Address for the ceremony Supreme Court judge Justice Chelameswar said, "Mere money making is not the only purpose of education. Human nature does not restrict to any code of conduct. Hence, the study of law becomes essential for honourable and peaceful society."

"Human society lives amidst conflicts, turmoil and destabilisation of system through unlawful activities, law is imperative for its survival," he said.

The Founder's Day and 4th Convocation programme of the multi-disciplinary University was held at its campus over 200 students were awarded graduation degrees.

Extolling students on the occasion, University Chancellor Naveen Jindal said, "Our strategic goal, is for some of our schools to be ranked amongst the top universities in the world."


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