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Indian-American Neha Gupta won International Children’s Peace Prize 2014

Nov 19, 2014 09:38 IST

Neha Gupta on 18 November 2014 was awarded with the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2014. Neha, an 18-year-old Indian American from Philadelphia was awarded for her work to help orphans in India and other vulnerable children.

Neha became the first ever American to be awarded with the prize.

Neha Gupta

She was awarded the prize by Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu the patron of the Dutch children’s rights organization in The Hague, Netherlands.

In 2013, the award was conferred on Malala Yousufzai, who went on to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

About Neha Gupta
• Neha through her own organization Empower Orphans has helped 25000 vulnerable children by raising over 1.3 million US dollar
• She has also inspired her peers worldwide to contribute to create a better world for children
• She is a citizen of the United States of America, born in New Zealand to Indian parents
• She started working for children of the world at the age of nine

About International Children’s Peace Prize
International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to child from across the world for his or her dedication to children’s rights. The prize is an initiative of Marc Dullaert, Chairman and Founder of the Dutch KidsRights Foundation.

The prize was launched by KidsRights during the 2005 Nobel Peace Laureates’ Summit chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. Since then, the prize has been presented every year by a Nobel Peace Laureate.

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