Kailash Satyarthi, 1st Indian to get Harvard Award

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In recognition of continuing contribution to the cause of child rights, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has been conferred with Harvard University’s prestigious humanitarian award for this year.Satyarthi is the first Indian to have been given this award.The university said the ‘Harvard Humanitarian of the Year’ has been awarded to Satyarthi for his contributions in the field of child rights and abolition of child slavery.

Satyarthi recently succeeded in getting child protection and welfare-related clauses included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, which aim to end slavery, trafficking, forced labor and violence.

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