Vidya Balan, Rahul Bose and Karan Johar join hands for child sexual abuse initiative
Vidya Balan and Rahul Bose join hands for an initiative

Child sexual abuse is a problem that our nation is facing today from a longer time. The matter is often talked but never gets solved. Today, the Bollywood actor Rahul Bose along with the actress Vidya Balam joined came together to support the eradication from the roots of child sexual abuse. Rahul Bose who is known to be the founder and trustee of the NGO HEAL( Help Eradicate Abuse through Learning)is believed to be in working in this field foe over 10 years now.

While talking about the initiative being taken by him, he expressed his views that this is one of the causes that we do not want to talk much about but it is a very sensitive issue that needs to be discussed. And you would be surprised to know that our country is one of the largely affected countries. But what is more surprising is this is one of the issues that exist in European countries as well, so it has nothing to do with socio-economic background; it happens everywhere in the world. As per the information provided by the actor, the initiative will be followed by an online campaign which will be supported by many celebrities of Bollywood including Karan Johar, Kalki Koechlin, Shabana Azmi, among others.

Apart from conducting workshops in various schools and train people to council and help victims of abuse, they have made four ad films for the digital campaign which will be going on social media supported by many colleagues from our fraternity. People like Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi, Atul Kasbekar, Vidya Balan, Kalki Koechlin, Konkona Sen Sharma, Sashi Tharoor, Anil Kumble among others will be part of the social media campaign.

On asking about the initiative, Vidya Balan said that she being a student of sociology is aware of child sexual abuse. She always wanted to avoid knowing about the reality as it would be heartbreaking. But when Rahul told her about the NGO HEAL, she felt happy to do any kind of contribution to raise funds and anything to create awareness for the cause. Many of our Bollywood celebrities also congratulated Rahul for the initiative on his Twitter:

The HEAL Foundation has so far, trained many individuals in schools and supported around 60 survivors of CSA. It is expected that in the near future the NGO will manage to expand its work and reach out to more schools, colleges, children and victims to help, train and create awareness.