February 9, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New York: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has picked up Satinder Sartaaj under its project ‘Blue Heart Campaign’ against human trafficking. The other artists from Indian sub-continent are AR Rehman and Sonu Nigam. More than 30 artists around the world have united against human trafficking and released an album ‘Music to Inspire’ by label Rukus Avenue who launched this album. The world famous artists include Ozark Henry, Karmin, Joss Stone, Jack Atlantis, Tisha Campbell, Steve London and Lee England. Mr.Sammy Chand who own label Rukus Avenue informed that all proceeds would go to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for victims of trafficking in persons. The album was launched at UN Office in New York by the H.E. President of the General Assembly Peter Thompson. The album will be available online tomorrow at iTunes, Amazon and Google play.
Punjabi folk singer Dr. Satinder Sartaaj is going to play a major role in stopping and bringing awareness against illegal global human trafficking which is known as modern day slavery. Human Trafficking is one of the most shameful practices in present day and is also the genesis of child labor and sexual slavery.
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.
Satinder Sartaaj explains 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 are 30 million slaves living under human trafficking and 80% are women.
Satinder Sartaaj is going to make his Hollywood debut with ‘The Black Prince’, a movie based on the last king of Punjab, Maharaja Duleep Singh.
The Blue Heart campaign seeks to encourage involvement and inspire action to help stop this crime and also people to show solidarity with the victims of human trafficking by wearing the Blue Heart. The campaign is also an initiative for raising awareness to fight human trafficking and its impact on society.
He informed that the project ‘Song of Hope’ was offered to Sartaaj Foundation which is a charitable organization founded. The video of the song will be released on next week. The mission of Sartaaj Foundation is to reach out and help the talented youth in the fields of arts, culture, education and sports, he said. “We are committed to being responsive to the needs of our youth and young adults, cultivating their God-given talents and gifts and enabling them to grow in their respective fields,” he said.