Sunday, September 24, 2017

Nobel Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi To Grace The 5th Edition Of Aarya Awards in Bhubaneswar

Parichay Foundation, a philanthropic organisation engaged in promoting Indian art and culture besides bringing about economic and social upliftment for underprivileged in urban slums and rural parts of Odisha and New Delhi, is organising the fifth edition of Aarya Awards as a mark of celebration of International Women’s Day on March 6th at Hotel Crown at 4 pm.


More noteworthy is the news that Nobel Peace Prize winner and Child Rights Activist, Shri Kailash Satyarthi will be attending the award ceremony as the chief guest and keynote speaker. Shri Kailash Satyarthi has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labour since 1980. In fact Shri Satyarthi and the grassroots movement founded by him, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), have liberated more than 84,000 children from exploitation and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation.



Moreover, as a worldwide campaigner, he has been the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labour, which is a worldwide coalition of NGOs, Teachers’ Union and Trade Unions active in 140 countries. Mr. Satyarthi’s efforts led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on worst forms of child labour in 1999.


Besides delivering the keynote address at the ceremony, Shri Satyarthi will also be felicitating the 12 women achievers of Parichay Foundation, chosen from different fields and different parts of the globe, on the occasion.


Parichay Foundation, which has been felicitated by the President of India and recognised by the United Nations for its outstanding work, has been organising Aarya Awards since 2012. From 2016, Parichay has also started Shrie Awards, to acknowledge the achievements of men in various sectors, organising the award ceremony on the occasion of Father’s Day.


Recently, the foundation also launched its pilot project, Alaknanda Scholarship Programme for drop-out girl students across the state.



“The foundation is privileged to have Shri Kailash Satyarthi as the chief guest for such a wonderful cause. It will be a matter of pride for our women achievers to be receiving the award from him. Parichay has always stood for women empowerment and Aarya Awards are our tribute to women who are scripting their own success and inspiring stories from different fields,” said Rosalin Patasani Mishra, founder Parichay Foundation.