Jodhpur: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of Delhi, awarded the first Children’s Champion Award 2023 to Dr. Kriti Bharti, Managing Trustee of Jodhpur’s Sarathi Trust and Rehabilitation Psychologist, for her unique campaign to abolish child marriage, in New Delhi. Dr. Kriti Bharti, the only activist from the state, was honored. Along with Dr. Kriti, eminent former Justice of Supreme Court and former Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh and Gauhati High Court Madan B. Lokur and distinguished personalities were also given the award. In the programme, the judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court, various ministers and officers highly appreciated the bold campaign of Dr. Kriti Bharti.
Eminent personalities from across the country were selected for the first Children’s Champion Award 2023 by the newly established Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) under the Government of Delhi. In which Dr. Kriti Bharti, who is included in the list of World Top Ten Activist and BBC Hindi’s 100 Inspirational Women, was selected for the award in the child protection category for her bold campaign to abolish child marriage from Rajasthan. Supreme Court Justice PS Narasimha, Orissa High Court Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar, Delhi Government’s Women and Child Development Minister Dr. Atishi, DCPCR Chairman Anurag Kundu, Olympic champion Deepak honored Dr. Kriti Bharti at a function organized by the Commission in New Delhi. Kumar and others felicitated. Along with Dr. Kriti, former Supreme Court Justice Madan B. Lokur and many judges, administrative officers and distinguished personalities were honored with the award.
Kriti is tagged as the heroine of the makeover.
Supreme Court Justice Narasimha, Orissa High Court Chief Justice Dr. Muraliyaran and other guests lauded Dr. Kriti Bharti’s bold campaign to abolish child marriage. He also gave a new tag to Dr.Kriti Bharti as heroine of change.
Dr Kriti calls for ending child marriage
In her address at the award ceremony, Dr.Kriti called for concerted action to root out the centuries-old practice of child marriage. He said that it is his dream that one day child marriage should be seen only in books.
Bold campaign to cancel child marriage
It is notable that Dr. Kriti Bharti, who is included in the list of World Top Ten Activist and BBC 100 Inspirational Women, had taken a unique initiative by canceling the country’s first child marriage. Dr. Kriti has so far canceled the child marriages of 48 couples and has stopped more than 1700 child marriages. Different works of his campaign against child marriage have been recorded in 7 international and national records. CBSE board also included Dr. Kriti’s campaign in its syllabus. Dr. Kriti has been awarded with many national and international honors.