Pranab Mukherjee Current Affairs - 2019
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Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Prize has been put up for display at Rashtrapati Bhavan museum.
It was put for display, after Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi dedicated his prize to the nation. He presented his medal to President Pranab Mukherjee in a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Now, visitors to Rashtrapati Bhavan will now be able to get a glimpse of the Nobel Peace Prize received by him.
The medal made up of 18 carats gold and weighing 196 grams will be kept at Rashtrapati Bhavan museum for display.
Rashtrapati Bhavan museum: It was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee in July 2014. This museum provides public an inside view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan along with its art, architecture and lives of past presidents.
About Kailash Satyarthi
He is the eighth Nobel laureate to have been born in India. He is an adherent of Gandhian philosophy. He has upheld Mahatma Gandhi’s practice of engaging and conducting peaceful protests against the exploitation of children for financial gain. He is the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement). Through his NGO, he campaigns for protection of child rights and to abolish illegal human trafficking.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Saakshar Bharat Awards, 2014 at International Literacy Day which was celebrated by the National Literacy Mission Authority, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development at special celebrations organized at Vigyan Bhawan.
In his speech he expressed satisfaction on the improved and increased stress on education of the girl child and also merging the prevalent gender biases, by the new government. “If the mission enables the Indian woman to take charge of her life and health and feel more confident in her immediate physical and social environment; if literacy helps her to overcome deprivation, discrimination and injustice, then we can say that an important objective has been achieved,” he added.
He laid notable focus on educating weaker and deprived sections of the society while suggesting ways to raise the percentage of national literacy to international standards of 84%. His emphasis was both on tangible and intangible aspects of the education and literacy. He appreciated the target of 80% literacy in India by 2017 as outlined by the government.
Smt. Smriti Irani in her speech, expressed the importance of education in today’s world and said the celebrations were to make the public aware of the role education can play in their lives and help steer a great change in the society. She brought up the facts that the literacy rate of 73% was not reflected in the female population which is a matter of grave concern for the government.
The function was attended by other dignitaries, guests and beneficiaries and functionaries of adult education programme.