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Kailash Satyarthi Biography
Kailash Satyarthi, born as Kailash Sharma on 11 January 1954, is an Indian children’s rights advocate and an activist against child labour. He founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) in 1980 and has acted to protect the rights of more than 83,000 children from 144 countries including Nepal. It is large because of Satyarthi’s work and activism that the International Labour Organization adopted Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labour, which is now a principal guideline for governments around the world.
His work is recognized through various national and international honours and awards including the Nobel Peace Prize of 2014, which he shared with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”. Satyarthi is the fifth Nobel Prize winner for India and only the second Indian winner of the Nobel Peace Prize after Mother Teresa in 1979. “India has hundreds of problems and millions of solutions/’ the Nobel laureate says.
Early Life & Personality of Kailash Satyarthi:
Originally named Kailash Sharma, Satyarthi was born as a son of a police officer in Vidisha district of, Madhya Pradesh (MP). He is simple, soft-spoken, articulate, passionate and amiable. He attended Government Boys Higher Secondary School and completed his degree in electrical engineering and a post-graduate degree in high-voltage engineering. He then joined a college as a lecturer for a few years. It is said that he has been influenced by the thinking of Mahatma Gandhi and other Indian social activists of India.
Contribution and Works of Kailash Satyarthi:
He works to free the children from slavery. In 1980, he gave up his career as a teacher and became secretary general of the Bonded Labor Liberation Front. He founded the “Bachpan Bachao Andolan” (Save the Childhood Mission) in the same year. He has also been involved with the Global March Against Child Labor and its international advocacy body, the International Center on Child Labor and Education (ICCLE), which are worldwide coalitions of NGOs, teachers and trades unionists. He has also served as the President of the Global Campaign for Education from its inception in 1999 to 2011, having been one of its four founders alongside Action Aid, Oxfam, and Education International.
In addition, he established Good Weave International (formerly known as Rugmark) as the first voluntary labeling, monitoring, and certification system of rugs manufactured without the use of child labour in South Asia. This latter organization operated a campaign in Europe and the United States in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the intent of raising consumer awareness. Satyarthi has highlighted child labor as a human rights issue as well as a welfare matter and charitable cause. He has argued that it perpetuates poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, population growth, and other social problems. His claims have been supported by several studies. He has also had a role in linking the movement against child labour with efforts for achieving “Education for All”. He has been a member of a UNESCO body established to examine this 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 organizations including the Center for Victims of Torture (USA), the International Labor Rights Fund (USA), and the International Cocoa Foundation. He is now reportedly working on bringing child labour and slavery as agenda for the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.
He worked with Guardian Films on a documentary about modern-day slavery in Assam. In the film, he led a raid to rescue a girl trafficked from a tea estate into domestic slavery in Delhi. He explains the dangers of his work. “In my own case, I have my broken leg and my broken head and my broken back and my broken shoulder, so different parts of my body have been broken while I was trying to rescue children”. “I lost two of my colleagues – one was shot dead and one was beaten to death. Most of my junior colleagues have been beaten up many, many times. So it is not an easy ^ game”. “It is a challenge definitely and 1 know that it is a long battle to fight, but slavery is unacceptable, it is a crime against humanity. We cannot accept this to happen.”
Personal Life: He lives in New Delhi, India. His family includes his wife, a son, daughter-in-law and a daughter. He has been described as an excellent cook.
Awards and Honours:
Satyarthi has been the subject of a number of documentaries, television series, talk shows, advocacy and awareness films. He has been awarded many international honours and awards: 2014: Nobel Peace Prize, 2009: Defenders of Democracy Award (US), 2008: Alfonso Comin International Award (Spain),2007: Gold medal of the Italian Senate (2007), 2007: recognized on the list of “Heroes Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery” by the US State Department, 2006: Freedom Award (US),2002: Wallenberg Medal, awarded by the University of Michigan, 1999: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Award (Germany), 1998: Golden Flag Award (Netherlands), 1995: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award (US), 1995: The Trumpeter Award (US),1994: The Aachener International Peace Award (Germany) etc. We can learn a lot of lessons from his life.