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President congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Kailash Satyarthi on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to abolish child labour in the country, saying it should be seen as recognition of India's vibrant civil society in addressing the nations's social problems like child labour.

The President said, "The prize should be seen as recognition of the contributions of India's vibrant civil society in addressing complex social problems such as child labour and the important role played by them in collaboration with the government in the nation's efforts to eliminate all forms of child labour in the country".

Satyarthi was born on January 11, 1954 in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee said that he has been awarded for his struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

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