Mysore, Apr.6-Stanley and Parashuram of the City-based NGO, Odanadi, were given a reception at the House of Lords at Westminister in London recently in recognition of their work in combating trafficking in women and children.

Odanadi, which is based at Hootagalli village, runs 80 vigilance committees across three districts of Karnataka, in which villagers, farmers, teachers and community leaders participate in monthly group meetings to discuss issues of security, women and child protection schemes, education and other problems that may arise locally. The reception was hosted by Helene Valerie Hayman, Barroness Hayman, the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords. Baroness Verma of Leicester was among the guests.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore