social : PIN :kailash satyarthi
Answer by Balaji Viswanathan:
Recognized Globally. Ignored Locally.
Yet again, India learns about a great person only through an outside source. Nobel was not his first honor, but in a line of honors. And none of which is from India.
- 2009: Defenders of Democracy Award (US)
- 2008: Alfonso Comin International Award (Spain)
- 2007: Medal of the Italian Senate (2007)
- 2007: recognized in the list of "Heroes Acting to End Modern Day Slavery" by the US
- 2006: Freedom Award (US)
- 2002:, awarded by the
- 1999:Award (Germany)
- 1998: Golden Flag Award (Netherlands)
- 1995: The Trumpeter Award (US)
- 1994: The Aachener International Peace Award (Germany)
- 1993: Elected
Builder of a Global Organization
10 years ago PBS ran a story on his activities –i
Today Kailash heads up the Global March Against Child Labor, a conglomeration of 2000 social-purpose organizations and trade unions in 140 countries.
Liberated more than 60,000 children
Satyarthi’s courage and persistence have resulted in the liberation of more than 60,000 children in South Asia and beyond.
There is still a mountain to cross
Child labor makes up one quarter of the unskilled labor force in the organized and unorganized sectors of South Asia. It is established that South Asia has more than 80 million children in servitude, 20 million of whom are in "chronic bondage." Of India's 140 million working children, 55 million are in servitude and 10 million are bonded slaves to their employers.
[This news is 12 years old and the problem has likely diminished a little, but still remains a huge challenge for India].
Interviews done years before the Nobel:
[None of the above links are from India's domestic media & that says a lot].