Mumbai, Jan 13 (Agencies): The UNICEF launched 'Awaaz Do online campaign', aimed to bring back over eight million Indian children to schools in India, has received more than two lakh supporters within three months.

"The campaign was launched to mobilise Indian society to speak up for the more than eight million children currently out of school," Angela Walker, Chief of Communication of UNICEF, said during a video-conference with journalists from various cities.

The landmark passing of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 marks a historic moment for the children of India, she said.

Prominent supporters of the campaign include Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal and actress Priyanka Chopra who is also UNICEF's national ambassador.

The campaign will conclude on January 25 in Delhi at a function attended by Sibal, Walker said.

"We are working in with the BMC in Mumbai to reach to the half a million children living in slums," Urmila Sarkar, UNICEF's Chief of Education, said.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection.