On 3rd February, the glamorous British Asian Trust Annual Dinner was held at Whitehall, Westminster. Along with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, many celebrities and renown and respected figures attended, such as the Bollywood actress, Rani Mukerji, British Asian comedian, Romesh Ranganathan, as well as the Nobel prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi.
The event was held as a fund raiser for the anti-trafficking cause and the guests were more than willing to take a stand against human trafficking. On questioning the British Asian director, Gurinder Chadha about what she thought of the anti-trafficking cause and of the fundraising event that was being held, she stated, “I think this evening is really important in trying to bring attention to that, and trying to raise money for that... there's a lot of attention going in that direction which I only hope results in change”.
Kailash Satyarthi was not hesitant to show his displeasure regarding human trafficking and was very vocal in what he believed in and showed great support for the event that was held.
“Slavery in any form is unacceptable, it is intolerable. It's the most heinous crime against humanity, so we have to fight it out. So whatever initiatives are being taken in any part of the world, I strongly support in any form if we are fighting against slavery and human trafficking, we have to do it together.”
On being asked about the brutal crimes that have taken place in India, Satyarthi stated that there was something that definitely could be done, as each and every person is capable of finding a way to resolve this. “India is a land of hundreds of solutions. And I would say, it is a land of hundreds of problems and billions of solutions. So if we have over a billion of population, each one of them has a solution. Of course, sometimes these heinous crimes happen and these crimes happen anywhere in the world, it is not just India. So that's why I say, india is a land of hundreds of problems and a billion of solutions.”
Satyarthi is a firm advocator of encouraging people who have the capacity to come forward and make a difference to society. “The people who can speak out, they should speak out. Those who can write against human slavery, they should write. Those who can put money, they should put money. Those who can make differences, as lawmakers, they should do it. Everybody should take part in it because slavery is unacceptable and we have to fight it together. And we will win.” He urges them to help in eradicating any form of slavery as every single person's help is valued for this cause.