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Kailash Satayarthi dedicated his Nobel Peace Prize to the Nation

Jan 9, 2015 11:34 IST

Kailash Satayarthi on 7 January 2015 dedicated his Nobel Peace Prize to the Nation.

The medal was presented by Satyarthi to the President at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Medal will be put up on display at the Rashtrapati Bhavan museum.

Visitors to the Rashtrapati Bhavan will now be able to see the Nobel Peace Prize received by child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. The medal is made of 18-carat gold and weighing 196 gram.

He became the second indian to dedicate his noble prize to nation after CV Raman. CV Raman received his Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930.

Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on 10 December 2014 for their pioneering work on promoting child rights.

His Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Bachpan Bachao Andolan claimed to have rescued over 83000 children from bonded labour and slavery since its inception in 1980.

President Pranab Mukherjee said this was an unusual gesture because most former winners of the award kept the same in their respective institutions, including Tagore, whose medal was housed at Viswa Bharati at Santiniketan.

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