NSE offers platform to voice opinion

  • By Hindu
  • | Wednesday | 15th November, 2017

MUMBAI: The National Stock Exchange (NSE) was ‘taken over’ by a group of 35 children to voice their opinion about protecting child rights on the occasion of Children’s Day on Tuesday. This keeps bothering me.”Vikram Limaye, managing director and CEO of NSE, said that the NSE recognises the value of investing in children and has identified primary education as one of the core corporate social responsibility areas. The students, who are attached to various NGOs, were at the ‘#KidsTakeOverNSE’ event organised by the UNICEF to celebrate World Children’s Day, which falls on November 20. Today, you are not just doing charity and helping society, but also creating a social capital.”At the end of the event, the children rang the ceremonial bell to close the business of the NSE. Prasad Boraksh, a Class XII student with Adivasi-Ashramshala in Ahemadnagar, said he wants to be an athlete and play at the state level.


MUMBAI: The National Stock Exchange (NSE) was ‘taken over’ by a group of 35 children to voice their opinion about protecting child rights on the occasion of Children’s Day on Tuesday.

The students, who are attached to various NGOs, were at the ‘#KidsTakeOverNSE’ event organised by the UNICEF to celebrate World Children’s Day, which falls on November 20.

Participating in a panel discussion, children from NineIsMine, a campaign of PRATYeK, an NGO, said they believe that the children are not the future of the country, but the present. “We need to be paid attention to, today, and not just tomorrow.”

“I am studying in Class X, and my educational expenses will be borne by the government till I complete it. My mother works as a maid and her monthly income is ?2,500. I do not know who will fund my education when I reach the Standard XI,” Gulabsha Khan from Goregaon, who aspires to become an air hostess, said.

Prasad Boraksh, a Class XII student with Adivasi-Ashramshala in Ahemadnagar, said he wants to be an athlete and play at the state level. “I will need sports equipment and will need to maintain my health. But I do not have enough money for all of that. This keeps bothering me.”

Vikram Limaye, managing director and CEO of NSE, said that the NSE recognises the value of investing in children and has identified primary education as one of the core corporate social responsibility areas. “Our water hygiene and sanitation programme is being implemented in schools. We have impacted 1.7 lakh children through such initiatives.”

The first thing to protect the rights of the children, Henriette Ahrens, deputy representative-programmes, UNICEF India, said, is to reach those who are at the bottom of the pit. “From there, we can learn a lot about these children. We need to involve parents, universities, private parties, and the government, in the process.”

Kumar Anurag Pratap, CSR leader, Capgemini Technology services India Limited, said, “The CSR is being seen in a new light. Today, you are not just doing charity and helping society, but also creating a social capital.”

At the end of the event, the children rang the ceremonial bell to close the business of the NSE. Stay updated with all the Mumbai Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.

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