Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on 23 April 2017 was presented (प्रस्तुत किया) the P C Chandra Puraskar. Satyarthi was honoured with the award for his global crusade against child slavery(गुलामी) and exploitative(शोषक) child labour.
The 63-year-old Satyarthi was handed over a citation, a trophy and a cheque of Rs 10 lakh at an awards ceremony in Kolkata.
About Kailash Satyarthi
• Born on 11 January 1954, Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children's rights and education advocate.
• In 1980, he gave up his career as an engineer and founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan.
• He has acted to protect the rights of more than 83000 children from 144 countries.
• It is mainly because of his 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.