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Satyarthi given P.C. Chandra award

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Nobel laureate and social activist 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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First Published: Sun, April 23 2017. 23:50 IST
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