The Alliance Against Centres of Trafficking (ACT), on Tuesday, launched the Young India Unchained (YIU) initiative with the support of Nagpur Police today in the presence of The Commissioner of Police (Nagpur), Amitesh Kumar. Dr PM Nair, IPS (Retd.), Former Director General, NDRF and Civil Defence, and a celebrated expert on anti-human trafficking and child protection, has also extended his mentorship to this program.
Alliance Against Centres of Trafficking (ACT) is a coalition of five NGOs that work towards preventing human trafficking; crimes against women & children; and their rehabilitation, upliftment and empowerment. The coalition consists of Vipla Foundation, Pratham, Prakruthi, Yuva Rural Association and Freedom Firm. The YIU initiative is being implemented by Yuva Rural Association and Prakruthi Trust in Nagpur.
Young India Unchained (YIU) is a collective for and by the youth to raise awareness on safety issues including trafficking and other heinous crimes against women & children in the city. It intends to achieve this by conducting various outreach programs like orientation, pledges and roadshows, etc. so that the youth can participate and take pride in preventing crimes, active reporting and taking preventive and corrective action. Interactive content on social media would further encourage the youth to participate in efforts to ensure safety, volunteering as well as take this opportunity to engage with, and learn directly from experts and decision makers.
In the past, working with various organisations, Dr P M Nair has successfully established AHT clubs in Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata and Amravati. As an extension of this, the YIU initiative will work towards building collectives/clubs in colleges across various disciplines like Law, Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, B-Ed, Engineering, etc. in Nagpur, aimed to channel the passion of students towards social responsibility and child and women safety. It is aimed at nurturing youth leaders who will work to make the city safer for every girl.
YIU’s vision is to achieve :
- Increase in awareness among youth on crimes against women and children including trafficking
- Deterring youth from visiting sex trade dens and becoming customers of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
- Increase in youth participation in efforts to ensure safety and preventing trafficking
- Increase in participation of youth in the criminal justice system by engagement with police, increased reporting etc.
- Reduction in young college girls being lured into trafficking
- Increase in youth engagement with relevant stakeholders like WCD, CCIs, NMC etc and providing support to all the stakeholders
“Today’s youth is tomorrow’s future. Engaging them and empowering them for current societal issues including trafficking and safety of women and children will further help the local administration and police to prevent future crimes and end this menace for good. We are happy to support the initiative and would provide all the help needed to make it a success”, said Kumar.
At present, the initiative boasts of a supporter base & member count of over 3,000. With the help of experts and decision makers, it will mentor young changemakers to foster sustainable change. Young India Unchained clubs will aim to serve as a platform for interaction of youth with the police and administration on safety issues and increase youth participation in crime reduction.
“It is a very important day today, Young India Unchained has already started doing a great job in Nagpur and have formed 16 clubs and over 3000 the students are part of its orientation programs. I urge all the youth to setup these clubs in their colleges and work together. Human Trafficking is a basket of organized crimes and the most heinous violation of human rights. We all are duty-holders to prevent this,” Dr PM Nair said.
Given that the Nagpur Police is actively involved in busting the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children , this initiative comes at the right time to make the youth of Nagpur more involved as advocates of change in society. Whether it is being victims of sexual crimes, perpetrators, advocates and a voice against sexual crimes, or as critical agents that amplify the efforts against sexual crimes against children and women, Young India Unchained is a platform where the youth has the opportunity to play multiple roles, mainly that of positive change makers, in the ecosystem.
Nagpur’s Shah Rukh Khan fan club turns 5; treats underprivileged children
“There’s no other way for us to celebrate our idol Shah Rukh Khan and our fan club that’s dedicated to him. We have learnt compassion, generosity and humility from SRK himself. How can we not celebrate him and our fan club his way?,” quipped Khalid Ahmed, founder at FANs of SRK NAGPUR.
Ahmed founded the fan club in 2018 along with some of his friends in Nagpur with an intention to show his love towards the superstar, promote his films and do charity by helping the underprivileged from time to time.
After completing five years of FANs of SRK NAGPUR, Ahmed, along with his club members, again set out to feed the underprivileged. The fan club also took to twitter to share the same.
The tweet read, “Started like a fan of SRK and today on the occasion of completing 5 years of our club, we celebrated the day by distributing snacks in the name of our Idol.”
Started like a fan of SRK and today on the occasion of completing 5 years of our club, we celebrated the day by distributing snacks in the name of our Idol. @iamsrk#ShahRukhKhan#5YrsOfFansOfSRKNagpur pic.twitter.com/P5wjJh9vhm
— FANs OF SRK NAGPUR (@Fansofsrknagpur) November 27, 2022
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Rotary Club of Nagpur provides tools and gadgets to support blind, partially blind people
Rotary Club of Nagpur North showed support to blind and partially blind people at Atmadeepam Society. They provided multiple gadgets and tools to help the differently abled.
These gadgets and tools will help the blind and partially blind to receive professional training for mainstream jobs. The aim of these training workshops is to give equal opportunities to differently abled people.
The project was done in the presence of President Jyotika Kapoor, Secretary projects Aliakbbar Maimun, and Treasurer Harleen Oberoi.
Nagpur Mahila Club organises ‘Umang Ke Rang’ talent show for differently abled, under-privileged
‘Umang Ke Rang’ a unique talent show was organised by Ashrita Mahila Mandal (Nagpur Mahila Club). An organisation working for the empowerment of Women and Children for last 20 years. The show was held on 26th November at Niyogi Hall, LAD College, Shankar Nagar .
The motto of this event was to increase social inclusion of people with disabilities. They did so by bringing to stage various forms of cultural expressions performed by people with disabilities. To increase personal confidence and empower people with disabilities.
Around 140 specially abled, including intellectually challenged from SVK Shikshan Sanstha and other organizations,
visually challenged from different blind schools, Deaf & Dumb school from Saoner, physically challenged enthralled audience with their performances like fashion show, solo and group dances, solo and group singing, and played musical instruments.
This event was organised in association with University Women’s Association Nagpur (UWAN), LAD College, CRC Nagpur and Federation of Special Care Dentistry. President Aashrita Mahila Mandal, Vilasini Nair rendered a welcome note while Dr Harsha Jharia, CAO LAD College, and Dr Pathak, President of UWAN were prominently present. Chief guest Dr Urmila Kshirsagar, Director Niramay Bahu Uddeshiya Sanstha, Nagpur, enlightened the audience with her valuable words.
Guest of honour, Mr Jaisingh K Chouhan, Director, Ranjana Group of Industries Pvt Ltd shared his life experiences as a successful Divyang and motivated the participants. Mrs Gayathri Vatsalya, President, SVK Shikshan Sanstha and Dr Dini Menon, Secretary, and team Ashrita Mahila Mandal successfully co-ordinated the programme.
Oral care kits were distributed by Federation of Special Care Dentistry ( FSCD)
All the participants were presented with gifts, certificates and snack boxes.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Isha Verma and Anita Kaul Bose, Vice President, Aashrita Mahila Mandal.
Parents, teachers and general public attended the event in large numbers and applauded the participants.