Actor and philanthropist Vivek Anand Oberoi has always been at the forefront of noble causes and has contributed to society in his own ways. The actor was recently invited by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi to flag off 11,000 km yatra creating awareness against child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and child trafficking.
Young Indians (Yi) has collaborated with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) to curb the social bane of child sexual abuse and child trafficking as Yi initiative- Masoom has been spreading awareness.
Vivek, who has been running his NGO DEVI for eight years now, has been recognised and lauded by Forbes for ranking among the top 40 philanthropists under the age of 40 and working selflessly for the betterment of the girl child, rescuing them from sexual and physical abuse, thereby providing them with free food, education and healthcare.
The campaign ‘Bharat Yatra’ is a preventive intervention on these issues which is conceptualised as a nationwide physical march to launch on September 11 and cover 11,000 km across the country and culminate in Delhi on October 15.
Vivek says, “It takes a great deal of dedication and courage to bring such a massive change in society. I strongly feel we all should come forward and support the causes of child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, assault and trafficking. I’m really grateful to Kailash Satyarthi for inviting me and giving me the opportunity to be a part of this noble cause.”
As a guest speaker, Vivek will highlight several issues related to children and launch the website for Bharat Yatra.