Kailash Satyarthi | Family Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Weight, Wedding, Wife, Wiki, Scandal & More
Born: January 11, 1954 (age 63), Vidisha, India
Education: Samrat Ashok Technological Institute
Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Outstanding Achievement
Books: The Light of the Same Sun, Globalisation, Development, and Child Rights, Will for Children
Parents: Ramprasad Sharma, Chironji
He lives in New Delhi, India. His family includes his wife, a son, daughter-in-law, a grandson, daughter and a son-in-law. He has been described as an excellent cook.
Kailash Satyarthi (born Kailash Sharma; 11 January 1954) is an Indian children’s rights activist. He is the founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (lit. Save the Childhood Movement), the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Global March Against Child Labour, and GoodWeave International.
Till date, Kailash Satyarthi and his team at the Bachpan Bachao Andolan have liberated more than 86,000 children in India from child labour, slavery and trafficking. In 1998, Satyarthi led the Global March against Child Labour, 80,000 km long physical march across 103 countries to put forth a global demand against child labour. The movement became one of the largest social movements ever on behalf of exploited children. The demands of the marchers, which included children and youth, were reflected in the draft of the ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. The following year, the Convention was unanimously adopted at the ILO Conference in Geneva.
Kailash Satyarthi has been a member of a UNESCO body established with the goal of providing “Education for All” and has been on the board of the Fast Track Initiative (now known as the Global Partnership for Education). Satyarthi serves on the board and committee of several international organisations including the Center for Victims of Torture (USA), the International Labor Rights Fund (USA), and the International Cocoa Foundation.
Satyarthi was among Fortune magazine’s ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ in 2015 and was also featured in LinkedIn’s Power Profiles List in 2017.His work has been recognized through various national and international honours and awards including the Nobel Peace Prize of 2014, which he shared with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.
More recently, Satyarthi led a nationwide march, Bharat Yatra, in India covering 12,000 km in 35 days, to spread awareness about child sexual abuse and trafficking.
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