President Pranab Mukherjee Launches 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign – Important (Download PDF)

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President Pranab Mukherjee launched a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The campaign was conceptualized by Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. It was organized by the Kailash Satyarthi Children՚s Foundation.

100 Million Campaign

Campaign Objectives

  • The campaign aims to mobilize 100 million youth and children for 100 million underprivileged children across the world.
  • Its prime objective is to end child labour, child slavery, violence against children over the next 5 years.
  • It also seeks to promote the right of every child to be safe, free, and educated.
  • It will strive to inspire 100 million children to speak and act for the numerous other unfortunate children living in terrible conditions to build a child-friendly world.
Objectives of “100 Million for 100 Million Campaign”

Laureates for Children Summit

  • The launch of the campaign also brought curtains to the two-day ‘Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit’ held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
  • This summit had brought together collective leadership of around 25 Nobel laureates and leaders on a single platform for creating a child-friendly world.
  • It even had channelized world leaders, thinkers, representatives of UN, award winning youth/child leaders and eminent persons from academia, business, cinema, sports and civil society.
Pranab Mukherjee

About Pranab Mukherjee

  • Born: December 11,1935 (age 81) , Mirati, Indian state of West Bengal
  • He is the 13th and current President of India, in office since July 2012.
  • He is in a political career spanning six decades.
  • He was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India.
  • Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012, the Congress party՚s top troubleshooter.
  • He was appointed as the Minister of Defence of India when the Congress came to power in 2004.
Kailash Satyarthi Winner of Nobel Peace Prize of 2014

About Kailash Satyarthi

  • Born: 11 January 1954 (age 62) Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Education: Electrical engineering
  • Known for: Activism for children՚s rights and children՚s education
  • He founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (lit. Save the Childhood Movement) in 1980.
  • Has acted to protect the rights of more than 83,000 children from 144 countries.
  • His work is recognized through various national and international Honours and awards including the Nobel Peace Prize of 2014.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017

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