Arunachal Children run for the safety of women in India

In the wake of recent crimes against women across India, a group of children in the last village of Arunachal Pradesh ran for the safety of women in India to conclude their annual sports day celebrations on 4 December 2019.

The number crime against women has been on the rise in the recent past. Every day morning greets us with depressing news about atrocities against women. Just when the country was recovering from the Nirbhaya incident in Delhi, similar incidents have started happening across the country in the recent past. The murder of the young veterinary Doctor in Hyderabad and the killing of a school child in Rajasthan in the past week have left us wondering if our country has become unsafe for women and children  to live any more, said the Principal of Newman School in Neotan village of Changlang District.

Inaugurating the event, he said, “Your running today may not solve this problem. However, your act will spread awareness among yourselves to work towards building up a safer society for women in India”.

A group of 200 children participated in the 3 Kilometer mini marathon that began from Government Higher Secondary School in Namphai I and ended at Newman School Neotan.

Students from class four to class ten participated in the running that began at 5.30 am and everyone showed enthusiasm to be part of the early running for an important cause.

“I woke up at 4am today to be in time for this running today”, said Wangthan Chithan, a tenth grader who won the marathon. “The purpose this running motivated me”.

I would grow up to build a better country for the women to live in, said Gideon Khimhun, the youngest participant at the end of the running.