Yesterday, India celebrated the birthday of one of the most remarkable sons of its soil, Kailash Satyarthi. Kailash Satyarthi was born on 11th January 1954. He is known for receiving several awards in various social fields throughout his life, including the most prestigious awards of all, the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2014. Kailash Satyarthi is also known for raising his voice in the concern against child labour and for the Global Campaign for Education. He currently serves as an advocate; an activist against child labour. He is also known as the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood movement).
A day after the demonetization happened last year on 8th November 2016, Kailash Satyarthi lauded the movement suggesting that the movement will curb child trafficking. But recently, Satyarthi made a comment saying that the new 2000 Rs notes are being pushed into human trafficking. He also said that “It’s time citizens came forward and refused services of unscrupulous placement agencies.”
On the 8th of November, when demonetization policy was announced by the Indian government, Kailash Satyarthi tweeted,
— Kailash Satyarthi (@k_satyarthi) 8 November 2016
However, his recent tweet that occurred 2 days ago said the following,
— Kailash Satyarthi (@k_satyarthi) 10 January 2017
The well-known Indian newspaper Times of India recently had a chat with Kailash Satyarthi on his birthday, 11th January, and posted an article about him online, to which he tweeted,
“Misquoted my stand on demonetization.” Also, sharing the link to the news itself.
On his birthday, the Nobel Laureate called the government agencies to take efforts for removing all the possibilities that lead or assist Child Trafficking.
Kailash Satyarthi has a well-known reputation for fighting strong against the child labour and human trafficking all around the world and has also been regarded as having a bold say in the same topics. He himself serves as an advocate and an activist against child labour which helps him keep up to date with any and all incidents around the world concerning the plea of children. A true Indian, a Nobel Laureate, an influential activist with International Labour Organization, and a person with a bold say in matters of child labour and human trafficking is someone that all Indians look forward to every time he speaks.