Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi today appealed to the corporate world to come forward with technological and business solutions for social problems.
Addressing an interactive session with industrial bodies, Satyarthi, who launched a 35-day-long “Bharat Yatra’' on September 11 at Kanayakumari against child sexual abuse, rape and human trafficking, said the technology must put an end to sexual abuse and trafficking of children. “As an industry you know how to run business. Corporates are the problem solvers. Doing business is perceived to be earning profits. That is not right. You have also social responsibility towards the society,' he said and asked them to join in his fight against child abuse, any violence against children. “Our children are not safe anywhere, not in their own homes, not in their neighborhoods and not even in their schools. Anyone can turn into a predator. In the name of family honor and shame, the voices of victims are suppressed at every point he said. Parents have no time to spend for their own children. Children have nobody at home to share their pain, problems. Children are feeling suffocated from inside,' he said.
Satyarthi said education was not a constitutional right in India during 1980-1990. The right to education has been recognised as a human right in a number of international conventions. “We fought to make it a constitutional right. We took out a march across India for five-and-a-half month in 2001, that led political power to amend the Constitution and now Right to Education is the constitutional right in our country,” he said and added it was possible because of power of people.