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Prince Durairaj is on a mission to spread awareness on child sexual abuse

November 15, 2018

Prince Durairaj from Coimbatore dons many hats. He is the secretary of the Para Volleyball Association, works for Tamil Nadu government and also takes up social causes to create awareness. A disability has never become a deterrent to this young man. A couple of months back, he went on a drive in his own car to spread awareness on road safety. He covered over 3000 kms for the cause! On Wednesday, he started his next trip for spreading awareness on child sexual abuse. His campaign has already garnered attention and Durairaj has sponsors to help support his cause!

Durairaj aims to drive across South India including cities and rural areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Karnataka. His one week trip is sponsored by the Rotary Club of East (Coimbatore).

Cases of child sexual abuse are now being regular incidents in India. I want to create awareness on this issue to both parents and children. Nowadays, parents are so busy and leading a mechanical life that they hardly have any time for their children. Hence, a child is even reluctant to go to parents and speak up about the sexual abuse that they face. I have come across a few incidents that are heartbreaking. No child deserves to go through these kinds of incidents- Prince Durairaj

The drive was inaugurated at Mani's school by Mr Vijayakarthikeyan, who is the Commissioner of Coimbatore Corporation. It was attended by Mr KA Satyanarayanan who is the Head Master of Mani's school.

This youngster says that his wife and kids are his biggest supporters, and without them he wouldn't be able to hold this long drive. According to Durairaj, stringent punishments are the only method to reduce such crimes.

"We cannot change minds of criminals. They are always going to do this. So we must be able to protect our children. That is the only way to save them from perpetrators", says Durairaj.

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