Incidents of molestation and sexual abuse of children are witnessing an alarming increase. And keeping their children safe from these is a concern of every parent in today’s world. Hence, it is important to teach the children that if someone’s words or physical actions are bothering them or making them uncomfortable, they must share it with someone they trust.
One of the most significant steps towards making children aware of the importance of their own safety and how to ensure it is to tell them about good touch and bad touch. Many teachers and parents educate their children about the rising threats and how to identify them through good touch and bad touch.
While most of the people taking this initiative to educate children about good touch and bad touch are adults, one among them is a 4-year-old child. A little girl named Mantrita Sharma does not only know very well about good touch and bad touch but has also taken up the task of enlightening other children about them.
Mantrita has been involved in telling other children about good touch and bad touch since the last one year. She is a friendly and jolly child but no one can dare touch her, all thanks to her alertness and awareness about the importance of her own security.
A resident of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Mantrita is working as a brand ambassador of the Beti Bachao campaign since she was 3 years old and has been involved in the herculean task since then. Her mother Ekatma had submitted an application for Mantrita’s brand ambassadorship on May 7, 2016. On May 22, 2016, Mantrita gave a presentation in front of Smriti Irani and was appointed the brand ambassador of the Beti Bachao campaign on the initiative of Shivraj Singh Chouhan on June 28, 2016.
Ever since then, Mantrita Sharma has educated children about good touch and bad touch in more than 200 schools of Madhya Pradesh. Rani Laxmibai is the inspiration of this little girl who wants to be brave like her someday.