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Nepali and Hindi Posters on Anti Human Trafficking Released, 12th to 13th January 2008
Contributed by Swasti Rana, Consultant, Project S16
Hon'ble Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly, Mr. Uday Narayan Chaudhry, Mr. Sushil Modi, Deputy CM of Bihar, Shri. Manav Mandal, National Coordinator, ATSEC, Rev. Dr. Enos Das Pradhan, General Secretary, CNI , Rt. Rev. Dr. P. P. Marandi, Bishop of Patna Diocese, CNI, Mr. Sudipta Singh, CNI and Dr. P. M. Nair, Project Coordinator, UNODC
Mr. Uday Narayan Chaudhry, Hon'ble Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly and Mr. Sushil Modi, Deputy CM of Bihar, jointly released posters on anti-human trafficking in Nepali and Hindi, during a two day (12-13 January 2008) Multi Stakeholders meeting at Patna. Both the posters were translated from the existing posters (8 in total) developed by
Project S16 of UNODC in consultation with various stakeholders. The posters highlight different themes of anti human trafficking and aim to generate public awareness to prevent and combat human trafficking.
According to UNODC official, Dr. P. M. Nair, "Since India is a diverse country with different languages there is a persistent demand for translating these posters into regional languages. The
Church of North India (CNI) came forward to join hands with UNODC and undertake the translation and printing of some into Nepali and Hindi." He further mentioned, "The posters in Nepali will be of immense use in creating public awareness against human trafficking among all stakeholders, not only in Nepal but also in the Nepali speaking areas of Bihar and West Bengal."
Other officials present on the occasion were Shri. Manav Mandal, National Coordinator, Action Against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children (ATSEC), Rev. Dr. Enos das Pradhan, General Secretary, CNI and Rt. Rev. Dr. P. P. Marandi, Bishop of Patna Diocese, CNI, Mr. Sudipta Singh, CNI, and Dr. P. M. Nair, Project Coordinator, UNODC.