Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ felicitated Anju Varma, a 17 year young social activist working in the field of education in New Delhi.
Senior women officers of the Ministry were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that young population will drive the future of India in the coming years and role of the youth in the nation building is crucial. They have power to change the mindset of the people.
The Minister appreciated Anju Varma for her outstanding contribution in eliminating child labour from her village and motivating their parents to allow their child to pursue education.
He was delighted to know that due to her continuous efforts around 700 dropout children were enrolled in schools in her district.
Her mission ‘BulandUdaan’ is working on several other issues. So far, she has solved 965 child atrocity cases, prevented 40 child marriages, and intervened in 15 sexual- harassment cases.