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Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian social reformer who campaigned against child labour in India and advocated the universal right to education. Kailash Satyarthi, the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against child labor and exploitation, said his mission as a children's rights activist began when he himself was a child. On his first day of school, Satyarthi saw another kid about his age working as a shoeshine boy instead of attending class. Kailash Satyarthi (born on January 11, 1954) is a human rights activist from India who has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitation since 1980, when he gave up a lucrative career as an electrical engineer to initiate a crusade against child servitude.