Ek Mulakat with Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and National Film Award Recipient Yatindra Mishra by Prabha Khaitan Foundation

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Prabha Khaitan Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to the socio-cultural welfare and humanitarian cause has through a virtual session of their initiative Ek Mulakat brought together Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and renowned poet & National Film Award recipient Yatindra Mishra to discuss Kailash Satyarthi’s contribution towards society and humanity at large. The Prabha Foundation is devoted towards the promotion of performing arts, culture and literature, and collaborates with caregivers, committed individuals and like-minded institutions to implement cultural, educational, literary and social welfare projects in India. Ek Mulakat provides a platform to eminent personalities from the various segments of society to share their stories. The Foundation’s vision to promote and recognise talent from different walks of life has led them to arrange immaculately curated literary sessions in about 30 cities across the country. Encouraged by the response in India, the Foundation has also forayed into the global arena with a bouquet of sessions. They have hosted some of the greatest stalwarts from the world of words, even as they are focused on creating a platform for aspiring talent. Each session carried a different flavour and spread a different essence. Previously, an array of distinguished and influential personalities has been a part of Ek Mulakat sessions such as Dr Shashi Tharoor, Javed Akhtar, Ashish Vidyarthi, Dr Sonal Mansingh, Dia Mirza, Usha Uthup, Nandita Das, Baroness Sandip Verma, Bittu Sahgal, Sudarshan Pattanaik and many more. Throughout the hour-long engaging session where Kailash Satyarthi spoke on his life – he emphasized on how his journey as a child rights activist started and took shape, his experience of winning the Nobel Peace Prize, his favourite book, actress, politician, how he draws inspiration from the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda and even recited the very first poem he had ever written which is dedicated to his wife. Moreover, he also highlighted the current situation of the global pandemic and how it aches him to witness such depressing circumstances. Contemplating on the sad demise of the few migrant labourers who died accidentally while sleeping on the railway tracks, he also recited a new poem on the same theme which he had written. Satyarthi is an internationally acclaimed child rights activist who has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for four decades now. His interventions are spread across over 140 countries in the world in an endeavour to protect children from slavery, trafficking, forced labour, sexual abuse and all forms of violence. He has been instrumental in bringing the issues of children in the global and national development agendas besides leading worldwide movements against child exploitation and upholding the rights of children for peace, safety, health, well-being and education. His unrelenting efforts for restoring the rights of the most marginalized and exploited children in the world won him the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2014. During the course of the virtual EK Mulakat session organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation, Shri Kailash Satyarthi announced that children are his biggest inspiration, hence, he, along with other global leaders and Nobel laureates have taken the responsibility to ensure that a certain percentage of the COVID 19 relief fund announced by the G20 forum must go to the lowest strata and marginalised sections of the society towards education, health, medicine and other needs of their children. They are already in talks with the G20 leaders and the UNO regarding this.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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