Kailash Satyarthi honoured with P C Chandra Puraskaar 2017

Apr 24, 2017 09:02 IST

Kailash SatyarthiNobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on 23 April 2017 was presented the P C Chandra Puraskar.

Satyarthi was honoured with the award for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour.

The 63-year-old Satyarthi was handed over a citation, a trophy and a cheque of Rs 10 lakh at an awards ceremony in Kolkata.

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About Kailash Satyarthi

Born on 11 January 1954, Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children's rights and education advocate.

In 1980, he gave up his career as an engineer and founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan.

He has acted to protect the rights of more than 83000 children from 144 countries.

It is mainly because of his work and activism that the International Labour Organization adopted Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labour, which is now a principal guideline for governments around the world.

In 2014, he was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan. He is the fifth Nobel Prize winner for India and only the second Indian winner of the Nobel Peace Prize after Mother Teresa in 1979.

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