Bhubaneswar: The Welcome ceremony of “Nine is Mine Rail Yatri” was observed in the premises of Capital High School, Unit III, Bhubaneswar, on 15th November 2011.
Thousands of children and Parliamentarian witnessed the Nine is Mine Rail Yatra on the occasion of ovation ceremony of nine children, who across the country demanded to allocate 6 % in primary education & 3 % in health of the GDP. The Yatra started from Kanya Kumari with NINE CHILDREN on 11th November and will culminate at New Delhi on 19th November 2011.
Addressing the gathering, Rajya Sabha MP Mr. Baisnav Charan Parida emphasized that the growing demand on budget allocation on education and health is appropriate and I will certainly raise the issues of their demand in Parliament.
Along with him, Sri Kalyan Roy, Retired IAS, Sri Sanjaya Ku Pramanik, Joint Secy, Dept. of SME, Govt. of Odisha, Smt. Vandana Mohapatra, HM, Capital High School, Mr. Prafulla Das of The Hindu , Prof. P.K Rath, Utkal University, also addressed the issue of Nine is Mine Campaign and its pedestality.
Miss Jainab, of National Coalition for Education, one of the co-marcher of this Yatra and flag bearer of National Coalition for Education who has now been conferred India Pride Award for fighting with illiteracy and writing to parliamentarians is a vital step to impress the government to allocate the budgetary provision for protecting children’s right.
The programme was organized jointly by National Coalition for Education, Institute for Human Rights Education, World Vision , Sikshasandhan, CYSD, OHRPF. While Naba Kishor Pujari welcomed all the rail yatris to Odisha, Mr. Pradipta Nayak delineated the aims and objectives of the programme.
Mr. Golden Naik, Sesadev Nanda, Sudhir Sabat from Childline, Subhashree Das and Prakash Barik also left their views for the rail yatris.
A warm felicitation was given to the Rail Yatris by 700 children from different schools of Bhubaneswar.