Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a crime that involves compelling or coercing a person to do specific acts. In a commendable display of Unity and Responsibility, the NCC department of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana in collaboration with 3 PB Girls Bn. NCC organized a seminar on the theme ‘Awareness regarding Human Trafficking’ on January 11, 2024, which is celebrated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day every year. The seminar was undertaken under the stewardship of Col. R.S Chauhan (Commanding Officer, 3 Pb Girls Bn. NCC Ludhiana), College Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Iqbal Kaur, Associate NCC Officer Capt. (Dr.) Paramjeet Kaur and NCC PI staff. 100 NCC cadets of KCW became part of this event under the banner ‘Social Service and Community Development’.
The NCC cadets UO Heena Jhakkhar, Cadet Abhinoor Kaur, Cadet Harmandeep Kaur and Cadet Babli discussed various forms of Human Trafficking especially in modern AI world. NCC cadets started their talk with the fact that Human Trafficking is the third largest international crime in the present time. During the event, cadets showcased myriad kinds of Trafficking (Child Trafficking, Sexual Trafficking, Labour Trafficking and Organ Trafficking), Causes, and Impacts on victims and traffickers, through a power point presentation. They explained in detail the causes of Human Trafficking such as slavery, prostitution, poverty and lack of social and economic opportunities etc. which must be tackled seriously by the governments to make the nation aware about seriousness of Human Trafficking. NCC cadets also described how youngsters can be manipulated by indulging in such trafficking activities. Cadets demonstrated the ways and the initiatives taken by Indian government to tackle this social evil. They pledged that they will be vigilant for incidences happening around their neighborhood and would report suspicious activities to concerned authorities. They also promised that they would raise awareness about this grave issue in their surroundings. The event concluded with inspiring echo of NCC song.
College Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Iqbal Kaur appreciated the efforts put in by NCC department. She applauded cadets for their sincere efforts and motivated them to be and make others aware of Human Trafficking in their daily lives. She added that such events can make youngsters responsible citizens of nation. This event served as a testament to the power of youth in creating positive change and eradicating divisive sentiments.