Chandigarh : Nobel Laureate, Shri Kailash Satyarthi will interact with the students at the Technofest-2015 at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 ,Chandigarh.
“Technofest-2015 is the annual feature orgnised by the Medical Technologists & Paramedical science students of Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh. It’s dedicated to “Role of Women in society”,an interaction with Nobel Laureate will be held at 6 pm. in the GMCH Auditorium in College building” says orgnising secretary Laxmi Kant Tewari.
This is the first time in the history of Chandigarh that a Nobel Laureate will visit any educational institutions for interaction with the students of medical college and other institutions.The students will get inspiration to work for the Children who are working as Child labour due to poverty in our society.
Sh. Kailash Satyarthi gave up a lucrative career as an electrical engineer to initiate a movement to end child labour, exploitation, and for education. He is internationally acclaimed child rights’ activist and pioneer in the fight against exploitation of children and illiteracy. He is renowned for inclusion of child labour to global social and political agenda, and leading the movement for education for all.
In 1998, Kailash Satyarthi organised the Global March against Child Labour across 103 countries. With participation of 7.2 million people and 20,000 civil society organisations, it is the largest people’s campaign on child labour and led to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Convention 182 for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. Today, Global March is the largest movement of civil society organisations, teachers’ union and trade unions united in their determination to end child labour, and promote education for all children. He is also the initiator of the Global Campaign for Education, the largest education campaign coalition in the world.
In 1980, Kailash Satyarthi founded the grassroots movement Bachpan Bachao Andolan (trans. Save the Childhood Movement) in India that has rescued over 80,000 children from the scourge of bondage, trafficking and exploitative labour till now. He successfully spearheaded a countrywide movement to make education a Constitutional Provision which subsequently paved way for the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 in India. In 2013, his unrelenting efforts led to defining and criminalizing trafficking in persons in Indian criminal justice system, and in putting the spotlight on missing children through research and legal action.
Kailash Satyarthi is credited for the first ever certification and social labelling mechanism for child labour free carpets in South Asia – Goodweave (formerly Rugmark) 1994. Since then he has been involved in promoting ethical business and promoting child labour free supply chains in garment and textiles, mica mining, cocoa farming, sporting goods sector, among others.
In 2014, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 with Malala Yousafzai. The events of the Technofest-2015 will start 9.00 AM on wards including competition for solo & group dance, quiz, Extempore, Rangoli, painting & Rock band.
The students will be performing a play “O- re- Cheriya” on female feticide beside other performances. More then 850 persons will be attending Techno fest-2015.