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Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi is all set to become the first Indian to Get Harvard Humanitarian Honour.Asian Lite reports

Kailash Satyarthi
Kailash Satyarthi

The award recognises individuals for their efforts to improve the quality of lives.   “We believe that your notable contributions to Indian child rights deserve special recognition,” cited S. Allen Counter Jr, director of the Harvard Foundation, in a letter to Satyarthi.   He will be awarded the title of “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Harvard Foundation. Satyarthi will receive the award in a ceremony to be held at the University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Foundation is giving away the humanitarian award since 1984.It was first awarded to Martin Luther King Sr, while recent recepients being UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and education activist Malala Yousafzai.   In 2014, Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize for his decades long campaign on children’s rights.

Satyarthi runs a Delhi-based NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), or Save the Childhood Movement. He has been working to ensure child rights in India since 1980. BBA has been instrumental in rescuing more than 80,000 children from forced labour, trafficking and sla