Harvard Humanitarian Award 2015 goes to Kailash Satyarthi [ Current Affairs ]

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About Kailash Satyarthi: Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi is nominated for the respected 2015 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award. He has been awarded this award in recognition for defending the cause of child reform.

  • It focuses on culmination all forms of violence against children.

About Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award:

  • An annual award given by US based Harvard University.
  • It recognizes the works and activities of individuals.
  • Individuals who have enhanced the quality of lives and encouraged people to greater heights are given with this award.

About Kailash Satyarthi:

  • Previously known as Kailash Sharma, Satyarthi was born on 11 January 1954 in the Vidisha district of central Indian state Madhya Pradesh.
  • He completed his degree in electrical engineering.
  • He is Indian children’s rights and education advocate.
  • He is an activist against child labour.

Awards and Honours:

  • 2014: Nobel Peace Prize
  • 2009: Defenders of Democracy Award (US)
  • 2008: Alfonso Comin International Award (Spain)
  • 2007: Gold medal of the Italian Senate (2007)
  • 2006: Freedom Award (US) [39]
  • 2002: Wallenberg Medal, awarded by the University of Michigan
  • 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)
  • 1993: Elected Ashoka Fellow (US)

- Published on: October 16, 2015