Kailash Satyarthi given P C Chandra award

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    IANS | Kolkata

    April 24, 2017 | 12:03 AM
Kailash Satyarthi, PC Chandra Purashkar (award), Malala Yousafzai

Kailash Satyarthi (C) with children (Photo: Facebook)

Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi was on Sunday presented the P C Chandra Purashkar (award) for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative 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 here.

Satyarthi, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, urged everyone to work towards making India a "child-friendly country".

Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Secretary Swami Suparnananda Maharaj and noted Bengali author Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay attended the function at Science City.

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