AMRITSAR: Besides entertaining, Punjabi folk singer Satinder Sartaj is now all set to help check human trafficking which could help scores of Indians especially Punjabis falling prey to illegal trade and eventually landing in jails or spending lives as slaves after United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) picked the singer for its project ‘Blue Heart Campaign’.
In recent past more than 30 artists from around the world including include Ozark Henry, Karmin, Joss Stone, Jack Atlantis, Tisha Campbell, Steve London and Lee England joined hands against human trafficking and released an album ‘Music to Inspire’ which was launched by label Rukus Avenue at UN Office in New York by President of the General Assembly Peter Thompson, informed Sammy Chand who owns label Rukus Avenue on Thursday . He said that all the proceeds would go to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for victims of trafficking in persons.
Stating that human trafficking was one of the most shameful practices in present day and was also the genesis of child labor and sexual slavery, Chand said that the horrifying figure of 168 million children who works as laborers and 73 million under the age of 10 itself explains the seriousness of the situation and calls for an urgent action to eradicate the human trafficking from the face of the world.
About Blue Heart campaign, Satinder Sartaaj explained that the Blue Heart represents the sadness of those who are trafficked while reminding us of the cold-heartedness of those who buy and sell fellow human beings. There were 30 million human-trafficked slavesand 80% of them are are women, he said
Chand informed that Satinder Sartaaj was also going to make his Hollywood debut with ‘The Black Prince’, a movie based on the last king of Punjab, Maharaja Duleep Singh.