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Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi is the Nobel Peace Prize winner from India in the year 2014. He shared the prize with another human right activist from Pakistan Malala Yousafzai. As mention by Nobel committee, the award has been given "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Kailash Satyarthi was born in Vidisha District of Madhya Pradesh in the Year 1954. He completed his BE from Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha in electrical engineering. He then joined a college in Bhopal as a lecturer for a few years. In 1980 his gave up his career to start movement known as Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) to end child slavery and exploitative child labor. In the late 1990s, Satyarthi was a lead organiser of the Global March against Child Labour, aimed at raising consciousness about millions of children abused worldwide in a form of modern slavery. Till now more than 75000 children have been recue from slave and other child exploitation.






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