Committed towards the cause of child safety, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today felicitated 54 officials of Railway Protection Force (RPF), GRP & commercial staff for their dedicated contribution towards protecting children found at & near railway stations in Delhi, under the ‘Surakshit Bachpan’ program.
Conveying a clear message to build a better and safe nation for everyone, Honda in collaboration with NGO ‘Railway Children India’ runs the ‘Surakshit Bachpan’ program. The key objective is to provide protection to children against exploitation and abuse. Further, it also aims to create mass awareness on child protection issues at various railway stations.
The felicitation ceremony took place at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in the presence of Chief Guest- Mr Sunil Kumar, IRTS Officer (retd.) & Ex-Add. Member (IT) Railway Board, Mr Vikas Purwar, Addt. Divisional Railway Manager, Delhi Division, Northern Railway, and Mr Harbhajan Singh, Director, General & Corporate Affairs, HMSI.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Harbhajan Singh – Director, General & Corporate Affairs, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “At Honda, we believe Safety is a fundamental right, and especially for children who are the future of India. Working towards this cause, Honda has joined hands with NGO Railway Children India under the ‘Surakshit Bachpan’ programme. With the spirit of compassion for the society, we would like to congratulate all the Indian Railway officials for protecting and safeguarding vulnerable children found at railway stations. Together, our mission is to ensure every child is safe, sheltered & protected against any form of abuse”
Last year, Honda along with RPF/Government Railway Police and Child Welfare Committee rescued over 1000 children through 24*7 rigorous outreach programme.