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Kailash Satyarthi

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Kailash Satyarthi
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Kailash Satyarthi in 2012
Born 11 January 1954 (1954-01-11) (age 63)
Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Education Engineering
Occupation Activist for children's rights and children's education
Known for Activism
Religion Hindu[1]
Awards Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
Medal of the Italian Senate
Alfonso Comin International Award
International Peace Prize, Germany
Defenders of Democracy Award
2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Website kailashsatyarthi.net

Kailash Satyarthi (born 11 January 1954) is an Indian children's rights activist.[1] He founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) in 1980. He has acted to protect the rights of 80,000 children.[2][3]

He was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Malala Yousafzai, "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".[4][5]

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