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Satyarthi selected for Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has been selected for the prestigious Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award. The award is given by the University annually to an individual whose works and deeds have served to improve the quality of lives and inspired people to greater heights. A press statement said in Washington that the award ceremony is scheduled to take place at the University.

Former UN Secretary-Generals Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Javier Perez de Cuellar; and Nobel laureates Jose Ramos-Horta, Bishop Desmond Tutu, John Hume and Elie Wiesel; Ethel Kennedy and RC Gorman are some of the notable luminaries who have received the award in the past.

About Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award: It is annual award is given by US based Harvard University. It recognise the works and deeds individuals who have improved the quality of lives and inspired people to greater heights. Some of the recipients of are Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Javier Perez etc.

About Kailash Satyarthi: He is an adherent of Gandhian philosophy and as upheld Mahatma Gandhi’s practice of engaging and conducting peaceful protests against the exploitation of children for financial gain. He is the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement). Through his NGO, he campaigns for protection of child rights and to abolish illegal human trafficking. Satyarthi ss the eighth Nobel laureate from India. He had won Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and shared it with Malala Yousafzai. He was at the forefront of driving few agendas Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were announced at United Nations SDG Summit in September 2015.