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Kailash Satyarthi

Child Rights Activist
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Net worth 2018: $950,000
Residence: Vidisha, India
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 11 January 1954
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.64 m
Education: Electical Engineering
BIOGRAPHY

Kailash Satyarthi was bornon 11 January 1954 in Vidisha, India, Indian, is Child Rights Activist. Kailash Satyarthi is a renowned Indian child rights activist and the winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. He is the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), an organization dedicated towards the eradication of child labour and rehabilitation of the rescued former child workers. Child labour is a rampant problem in India where millions of young children are engaged in various forms of work instead of attending schools. Satyarthi has been working as a children’s rights activist from the past many years and has liberated over 80,000 child labourers since 1980. Even as a child he was moved by the plight of other children who were made to work by their parents, and wanted to do something for them. He studied to become an electrical engineer but this profession gave him no satisfaction. While in his mid twenties, he ditched a lucrative engineering career to work for the welfare of child labourers, many of whom were forced to work by their parents while others were held as bonded labourers by business houses. He formed the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA)—literally meaning, ‘Save Childhood Movement’—in order to cerate awareness about this widespread evil and to rescue children from the clutches of bonded labour. He has been honored with several awards for his relentless humanitarian work, including the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 which he shares with the Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzay.

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2015

On January 8, 2015, Kailash Satyarthi dedicated his Nobel Peace Prize medal to the nation (India)

1998

In 1998, he led the Global march against child labour

1989

The success of the BBA led to the creation of the South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude (SACCS) in 1989

1980

He started a journal called ‘The Struggle Shall Continue’ in 1980 in order to create awareness about the problem of child labour

1954

Kailash Satyarthi was born on 11 January 1954, in Vidisha, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, a state in India

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