West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wished Nobel laureate child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi on his 63rd birthday.
Bengal CM Banerjee took to Twitter to wish Satyarthi on his birthday.
Wishing Nobel Peace laureate @k_satyarthi (Kailash Satyarthi) a very happy birthday
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 11, 2018
Satyarthi was born in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh. He holds a degree in electrical engineering as well as a post-graduate diploma in high-voltage engineering.
Satyarthi’s work has been recognised through various national and international honours and awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, which he shared with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.
Kailash Satyarthi is an children’s rights activist. He is the founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Global March Against Child Labour, and Good Weave International.
Till date, Satyarthi’s Bachpan Bachao Andolan has liberated more than 86,000 children children in India from child labour, slavery and trafficking.
Satyarthi was among Fortune magazine’s ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ in 2015 and was also featured in LinkedIn’s Power Profiles List in 2017.