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March 14,2019

Why I want political parties to talk about human trafficking, and not Ram Mandir, this election season

By Dailyo

A few months ago, I sat down with Bhuvan Ribhu of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) at his quaint Kalkaji office. This was after my return from the Global Sustainability Network United Nations, New York Chapter. After listening…

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March 14,2019

Designers pledge for child labour-free fashion world

By The Quint

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, a campaigner against child labour, on Wednesday led a group of designers to pledge a child labour-free supply chain in the Indian fashion industry. Read More

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March 12,2019

Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi warns of media 'war-mongering' in India

By Business Today

The Indian activist, who won the Nobel in 2014 with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, has organised a joint statement signed by 71 other laureates calling for nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to defuse tensions after skirmishes at their border.…

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03/03/2019

Action Fortnight Against Child Labour

Action Fortnight against Child Labour is a partnership between State Governments, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) and local organizations to take collective action for the rescue of child labourers from across the country. The process for rescue and rehabilitation was done…

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03/08/2019

Where are the Missing Women of India?

India has been in the news across the globe as a hotbed of violence and abuse against women. An annual poll conducted in 2018 by the Thomson Reuters Foundation titled ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women’ ranks India at…

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03/06/2019

Rachel Roy Talks Consumers’ Role in Ethical Fashion, White House Chat About Child-Labor Issues

By Rosemary Feitelberg

A week after discussing child labor with First Lady Melania Trump and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Rachel Roy wants to keep the conversation going in the fashion industry.

Roy, a U.N. Women-appointed Champion for Innovation and Change, continues…

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03/03/2019

Satyarthi, 58 Nobel winner appeal for Peace

By The Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a joint appeal, led by India’s Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, 59 Nobel laureates from across the world have urged the PMs of India and Pakistan to defuse the rising tension to avoid any escalation…

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March 06,2019

India named the most dangerous country in the world for women

By Times News Service

Muscat: India is the most unsafe place in the world for women, a newly-released report has said.
An annual poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation titled ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women’ ranks India…

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February 19,2019

Nobel Prize Winner Wants to End Child Labor and Slavery

By Broad Journal

Kailash Satyarthi is a 65-year-old Indian, anti-child labor activist, and former engineer. He was the Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 2014 alongside Pakistani education activist, Malala Yousafzai. He has been fighting against child labor most of his…

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02/19/2019

Kailash Satyarthi plans to end child labor in his lifetime

By CNN World

One night this summer in Dubai, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi was riding in a car pulling out from a screening of "The Price of Free," a documentary about his life, as a boy ran out in front…

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02/15/2019

Capacity building tour flagged in

By Northlines

A Capacity Building Tour (CBT) to Dehradun for 20 College Students of Government Degree College, Thanamandi was flagged in at Head Quarters Romeo Force, Palma by Maj Gen PS Bajwa, General Officer Commanding, Romeo Force. Read More

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02/08/2019

Nobel winner Kailash Satyarthi’s new campaign: to protect children from online abuse

By Arab News

DUBAI: Clad in a neat white kurta, Kailash Satyarthi comes across as an unassuming man. But when the Nobel Peace Prize winner starts to speak, it is impossible not to be gripped by his story of a…

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02/06/2019

‘Adults have lots to learn from kids’

By The Pioneer

Nobel prize winner for peace (2014) Kailash Satyarthi was felicitated by non resident Odias (NROs) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 2. Read More

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02/05/2019

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi felicitated by Non Resident Odias in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

By Orissa Diary

Dubai: Nobel Prize winner for peace (2014) Shri Kailash Satyarthi was felicitated by Non Resident Odias (NROs) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 2nd of February, 2019. Shri Satyarthi is one among the only 5…

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02/05/2019

Are children safe in schools across the country?

By India Today

We are living in a society where child abuse is not seen as a crime. Instead of reporting the henious act, mostly parents hide it for the sake of family honour. It is indeed important to learn…

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02/04/2019

President Ram Nath Kovind felicitates NGO for fight for child rights

By The Times of India

 

CHENNAI: Hand in Hand India, an international non-profit organization was conferred with the Bal Kalyan Puraskar 2019 (known as National Child Welfare Award), by the ministry of women and child development, for its consecrated…

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01/29/2019

Kailash Satyarthi: 'I cannot be satisfied without freeing every child from slavery'

Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, founder of the Save Childhood Movement and president of the Children's Foundation which carries his name, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. He joins FRANCE 24’s Aziza Nait Sibaha to talk about…

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01/29/2019

Shalimar Paints acts as a catalyst for positive change through its latest campaign 'Rang Badlav Ke'

Shalimar Paints in association with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation initiated their campaign ‘Rang Badlav Ke – Paint the Change!’ with over 1600 volunteers, students from 80 academic institutions, employees from 30 corporates and diplomats from 20 countries. Read More.

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11/22/2018

We need legally binding convention against scourge of online child porn - Kailash Satyarthi

The Daily Telegraph 

Child Sex Abuse has emerged as the internet darkest's secret. It is $8 billion (£6.2 billion) industry in itself - and that sum does not include the exponential profit made by data service provider across the globe.…

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01/18/2019

Advertising Taking kids to Kumbh Mela 2019? Here’s what to keep in mind for their safety

To go missing at Kumbh Mela is an age-old colloquial motif. As much as we love to brush it off as a joke, the bare truth behind it is alarming.

If you haven’t been to Kumbh Mela yet, to witness…

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January 16,2019

Mukti Caravan to make Kumbh child-friendly

By Times of India

ALLAHABAD: With the aim of making Kumbh Mela a child-friendly fair, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation and mayor Abhiilasha Gupta on Wednesday jointly launched Mukti Caravan, a grassroots campaign-on-wheels to free children from all forms of exploitation. Read More

01/14/2019

Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation extends support to Govt for safety of kids at Kumbh Mela

By UniIndia

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) In extension to its goal of creating a child-friendly world, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, has pledged to establish a Child Friendly Kumbh Mela 2019, by extending…

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01/10/2019

Experts for prevention of violence against kids

By Times of India

PATNA: Legal experts, social workers and academics discussed various means for prevention of violence against children at a daylong workshop organized by the Child Rights Centre of Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) in association with Know Violence in Childhood,…

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01/07/2019

Satyarthi calls on Norwegian PM, seeks support for global law against online sex abuse, trafficking

By Business Standard

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi Monday called on Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and sought her support to the demand for a legally-binding international convention against online sexual abuse, pornography and trafficking of children. Read More

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01/07/2019

Sycophancy in politics has become disgusting: Venkaiah

The Hindu

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said sycophancy in politics had become a disgusting practice of late with followers trying to feed the vanity of their leaders. Read More.

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01/05/2019

A 15-Year-Old Boy, Son Of A Labourer, Is Braving All Odds To Introduce Children To Education In Meerut

By India Times

It is not easy to speak for oneself and that too when you are poor, deprived, and son of a daily wage labourer, but there are young social warriors like Shivam who have not only fought for…

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01/03/2019

"My goal is a globalization of compassion"

By Der Tagesspiegel

Mr Satyarthi, since the beginning of the 1980s you have opposed the exploitation of children. What is the current status of child rights in the world? Read More.

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01/02/2019

Child laborers get new lease of life

By Telangana Today

Hyderabad:  More than 500 children got a fresh lease of life due to the efforts of the Rachakonda Police last year, with two separate drives being taken out to curb employment of children at brick kilns, restaurants,…

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12/27/2018

How Child Activists Are Working Day & Night To Avert Child Marriages In Jharkhand

By India Times

A few months ago, life was not as good for 15-year-old Leela Kumari as it is today. “A sudden set of events in the form of my marriage plans had threatened to completely derail my dreams and…

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December 12,2018

To curb child labour, DCPCR will sound out factory owners

By Millennium Post

New Delhi: In a bid to curb child labour, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) will reach out to different factory owners in the city and make them aware about the laws and Acts…

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04/12/2018

Court sets aside order discharging AAP MLA in child labour rescue case

Business Standard 

Aam Aadmi Party leader and MLA Amanatullah Khan, who was last year involved in an ugly war of words with party leader Kumar Vishwas and was booked and arrested for an alleged assault on Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash at…

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12/04/2018

Ajyal Film Festival: New film focuses on child slavery

By Al Jazeera

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi is in Qatar these days, taking his message to the big screen. Read More

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11/30/2018

IAS Officer Rescues 50 Girls Who Were Being Sexually Abused

By The Better Indian

Sexually abused and their complaints hushed, 50 girls were kept in a pitiable condition in a missionary home in Tamil Nadu.  Read More.

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November 21,2018

Every child working is working at the cost of adult job: Kailash Satyarthi

By New Indian Express

MUMBAI: A child working means one job less for adults, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said here Wednesday, underlining the connection between illiteracy, exploitation of children and unemployment.

Delivering a lecture here, Satyarthi also said one cannot…

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11/20/2018

World Children’s Day: Youths use social media to check child marriage

By Orissa Post

Bhubaneswar: Several youths from the state Tuesday took to the social media to send messages to the target audience to end the menace of child marriage.

On the occasion of World Children’s Day, six youths from the city…

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11/20/2018

Urgent need to address children’s issues: Satyarthi

By Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi who has championed the cause of children for more than 37 years was in Kuwait recently as part of an event organized by TakMinds, a new platform launched by Takreem, which…

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11/15/2018

Academy Award Submission for Best Documentary Feature: ‘The Price of Free’

By SydneysBuzz

Directed by Doneen and produced by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (‘An Inconvenient Truth’, ‘He Named Me Malala’) and Sarah Anthony, ‘The Price of Free’ (formerly titled ‘Kailash’) follows Nobel Prize winner Satyarthi and his team of leaders around the…

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November 19,2018

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi wants global treaty to tackle online child abuse

By Reuters

 

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi called on Friday for a United Nations convention on online child sex abuse and trafficking, saying an international law is the only way to end the global scourge.…

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10/16/2018

Satyarthi meets Pope seeking law against online child sexual abuse

The Quint

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi met Pope Francis at Vatican seeking support for a new legally binding International law against 'online child sexual abuse', a statement said.

For over a year, Satyarthi has been demanding a legally binding United…

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11/16/2018

His Holiness Pope Francis extends his full support to our Founder, Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi met His Holiness Pope Francis in Vatican City on 16th November seeking support for a New Legally Binding International Law against Online Child Sexual Abuse. The Holy Father has extended his full cooperation and…

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November 10,2018

Top 7 quotes from screening of 'The Price of Free,' doc on Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize winner fighting to end child slavery

It would be hard to find a more inspiring person than Kailash Satyarthi. For four decades the activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 (an award shared with Malala Yousafzai) has led the effort to end child slavery…

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November 12,2018

Activists want a scientific survey on child labour in Karnataka

As the state government gears up to conduct a new survey on child labourers, activists have urged the labour department to fix loopholes to get a near accurate picture of the ground situation. 

The survey in Bengaluru Urban district in…

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11/09/2018

Kids Thrashed, DCPCR Raps Children

The Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Right (DCPCR) has sent a notice to a government school in the northeast Delhi's Tukhmirpur, after a video on students being beaten by teachers went viral.  Read more

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11/09/2018

Be a firewall for children

Last month, Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, during his key note address as the chief guest on the occasion of 93rd Foundation Day of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at Nagpur called upon the swayamsevaks (volunteers) to serve as firewall to protect…

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November 08,2018

Why Did Kailash Satyarthi Attend The RSS Event?

By Youth Ki Awaaz

Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi attended the Vijaydashami programme of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on 18th October 2018. What we have witnessed on 18th October 2018 is not only a defining step in the movement for children,…

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November 04,2018

First crack in the firecracker industry to curb child labour

These child labourers lost their lives to frequent accidents in the firecracker factories. During the campaign, BBA visited schools and public places to spread awareness about the occurrence of child labour in firecracker factories through street plays and series of…

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10/31/2018

Kailash Satyarthi Believes We Should Form a ‘Firewall’ To Protect Children Against Abuse; Here’s What He Meant

Recently Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi during his keynote address as the Chief Guest on the occasion of 93rd Foundation Day of Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) at Nagpur called upon the swayam sewaks (volunteers) to serve as a firewall…

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10/25/2018

Don't believe in ideological untouchability: Satyarthi on attending RSS event

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Thursday defended attending an Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) event held in Nagpur last week, saying he didn't believe in "ideological untouchability".

He also praised the Hindutva organisation for its "immense contribution" to the society.

Satyarthi said…

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10/25/2018

Educate And Liberate To End Trafficking

Trafficking networks still thrive in the country despite many efforts by the authorities. There is an unending trail of tales and exploitation stories of young girls emanating from tribal belts of West Bengal, Jharkhand and other regions of the country.…

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10/24/2018

Healthy diet amplifies self-esteem of kids: Kailash Satyarthi

Gurugram: Oct 24 (IANS) Balanced and healthy food is crucial for growth of the mind as well as the body which helps amplify self-esteem during adolescence, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said here on Wednesday.

"Availability of good nutrition and hygiene lie…

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11/02/2010

A Lack of Transparency

By The Crimson

In a New Delhi village where a staggering 85 percent of women are victims of sex trafficking, the Najafgarh Community Centre is imprinted with the sign of Venus, the symbol for the female gender and for the anti-trafficking…

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10/18/2018

RSS shakhas can act as firewall to protect children: Kailash Satyarthi

by The Indian Express

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday suggested that the RSS shakhas (branches), situated in almost all villages of the country, can serve as a firewall to protect children, especially girls.

Stressing that women today were grappling with…

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10/18/2018

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi attends RSS's 'Vijaya Dashami' function in Nagpur as chief guest

by DNA India

Nobel Prize winner and social activist Kailash Satyarthi attended annual "Vijaya Dashami" function of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur on Thursday. 

Satyarthi was invited by the RSS as the chief guest at this year's "Vijaya…

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10/18/2018

Stop aping others, embrace Indian culture: Kailash Satyarthi

By The Statesman

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday urged the Indian youth to embrace their national culture and stop aping others.

Reflecting on the RSS’ agenda during their annual Vijayadashmi event marking the organisation’s foundation day, Satyarthi said: “Though…

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09/22/2018

Inspect child care centres within 2 months: HC

by The Hindu

Tells Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to prepare status report on deficiencies

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the commissions for protection of child rights in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to prepare a list of all…

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August 20,2018

SC asks govt to comply with verdict on drugs abuse

by TheWeek

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to take necessary steps to comply with its 2016 directions on the growing menace of drug abuse among children.
    While deciding a PIL filed by NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan of…

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08/21/2018

Asian Games 2018: Saurabh Chaudhary bags Gold, Abhishek Verma clinches Bronze in Men’s 10m Air Pistol

By Times Now Digital

Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma added to India's medals tally as they bagged Gold and Bronze medals, respectively, in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event on Day 3. Chaudhary was up against Matsuda in the battle for Gold and…

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August 06,2018

Deconstructing The Myths Surrounding The New Anti-Trafficking Bill

By Ms. Sampurna Behura ( Youth Ki Awaaz)

 

In the times of proliferation of “liberal” thinkers and writers, some of the civil society organisations have found new ways and dimensions to accommodate such brow-raising scholarship.

While the platform should and must…

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08/07/2018

Better Late than Never: The Trafficking Of Persons Bill

By Ms. Aditi Mukherji ( Business World)

 

Two months ago, the country woke to the news of the gruesome murder of 16-year-old Soni Kumari. She had been employed as a domestic help in an affluent neighbourhood in Delhi.

After she dared to ask…

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August 08,2018

LET’S EMBRACE OUR CHILDREN

By Ms. Piyali Chatterjee (The Pioneer)

 

Nationwide issues and concerns that our children are confronting should not be camouflaged by larger agendas, interests or biases of political parties.

In the present world of hostilities, discrimination, violence, harassment and negligence, being a…

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June 29,2018

Mobile App Launched to Trace Missing Children

One child goes missing every eight minutes in the country. In a landmark step to address this grim situation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan recently launched a mobile application which comes as a ray of hope to thousands of anguished families of…

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June 12-18, 2018

India Action Week Against Child Labour

India still has the highest number of child labourers in the world despite stringent laws and regulations. Bachpan Bachao Andolan has been working consistently with the government to spread awareness about the issue, build ownership and strengthen its response mechanism…

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June 27, 2018

Nikki Haley Visits Mukti Ashram

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, visited Mukti Ashram, BBA's short-term rehabilitation centre forrescued boys in New Delhi and met Nobel Peace Laureate Mr Kailash Satyarthi. She interacted with the children rescued from the situations of child labourand…

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