Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi Awarded with The PC Chandra Puraskaar 2017



P.C.Chandra Group conferred the P.C.Chandra Puraskaar 2017 on Nobel Laureate- Shri Kailash Satyarthi. Shri Kailash Satyarthi has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labor since 1980 was awarded with this prize.

Swami Suparnananda Maharaj, Secretary, Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark was the Chief Guest along with Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay as the Guest of Honor for the evening. A.K Chandra, Managing Director, P.C. Chandra Group and Prosanto Chandra, Jt. Managing Director, P.C. Chandra Jewellers also graced the occasion.

Shri Kailash Satyarthi, is an advocate of child rights and education and he actively protested against child labour and demanded illegalization of child slavery, child abuse and child trafficking globally. He is a member of a High Level Group formed by UNESCO on Education. He has founded the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation to achieve his vision of a world free of violence against children.  The foundation’s mission is to help create, implement, and advocate child-friendly policies that ensure the holistic development and empowerment of children.

Introduced in the year 1993 as a tribute to the founding father of the P. C. Chandra Group, late Shri Purna Chandra Chandra, The P. C. Chandra Puraskaar has always recognized people from various walks of life who have achieved great heights in their respective fields like Manna De (1993) followed by Professor U R Rao (1994), Shri Sunil M Gavaskar(1995), Smt P.T. Usha(2004), Shri Mrinal Sen (2008), Gulzaar Saab (1997), Ustad Bismillah Khan Saheb (2002), Smt. Anju Bobby George (2007), Shri Sourav Ganguly (2011), Smt Hema Malini (2013), Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia (2014), Dr. K. Radhakrishnan(2015), Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand (2016) to name a few.

This year the P.C.Chandra Puraskaar carries an honorarium of Rs.10,00,000/-(Rupees Ten lacs only) which is tax exempted and a sum of Rs. 10,00,000/- was donated to the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.

The evening also saw soulful performances by notable singers, Anupam Roy and Anweshaa who enthralled the audience with their outstanding performances.

Priyanka Dutta

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