Kumbh mela, celebrated with enthusiasm and devotion is expecting a population of 1.25 crores in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Safeguarding children remains significantly important during these times and children being the most vulnerable become susceptible to trafficking, kidnapping, sexual exploitation and abuse. As a mechanism to tackle these vulnerabilities, we are setting up a "Bal Hiteshi Kendra" i.e. Child Safety Spaces at the grounds of Kumbh Mela to address the issues of missing and lost children, trafficking and other such vulnerabilities.
Incorporating a follow-up mechanism through our offices at Kumbh Mela, we will be liaisoning with local authorities to ensure a safe and Child Friendly Mela. Our Offices and desks at 6 locations of Kumbh Mela will be disseminating information about Child safety and protection, procedures of reuniting the lost child with the family in addition to bringing about awareness and issue of Identity cards for children.