Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A group of girls belonging to Bedia community were brimming with happiness after visiting Delhi for the first time. For some, it was their first train journey.
“I travelled in a train for the first time in my life,” said Anita Jaipuria from Rajgarh adding that Vande Bharat Express, by which they travelled, was very comfortable.
The 10 girls (age group 18-27) were on a four-day exposure visit to Delhi from May 11-14 on the invitation of National Commission for Women (NCW). The visit was coordinated by Samvedna, a Bhopal-based organisation, working to combat sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Bedia community.
The girls were taken to places of public interest and historical importance in Delhi. Neetu Kalawat from Bhopal said that she had heard about NCW but got an opportunity to interact with its chairperson Rekha Sharma for the first time. “I liked Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya the most. I got to know about our Constitution there. I learned a lot from this visit and enjoyed a lot,” Sandhya Jaipuria from Rajgarh said.
During their visit, the girls met Anita Sinha, Joint Secretary National Human Rights Commission, Miranda Ingudam, Director of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of National Commission for Women and Katyayani Anand, legal consultant, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The girls saw India Gate, Qutub Minar, PM Museum and National War Memorial.
Rishika Kalawat from Rajgarh enjoyed her visit to the India Gate and Lotus Temple. She said travelling by Vande Bharat Express was a great experience. She added that her visit to the headquarters of NCW, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and National Human Rights Commission was memorable.
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