Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday shared photos of his son Amar Lal who appeared as a judge for a 17-year-old rape survivor in court today. The proud father also took to Twitter sharing pictures from 2001 when he and his wife Sumedha rescued a five-year-old Amar "from inter-generational slavery". As the photo went viral, words of praises began to flood the comment section from social media users. The child rights campaigner was given the Nobel Peace Prize awards in 2014 for his work against child labour and slavery.
Satyarthi tweeted saying, "Today, my son Amar Lal stood in the court for a 17 yrs old rape survivor. It is our proudest moment as parents of this bright young lawyer who we rescued from inter-generational slavery at the age of 5. He stayed at Bal Ashram until he completed his education. Way to go!" Netizens praised Satyarthi and his wife for bringing up Amar in a manner that he stands for others' cause. Kailash Satyarthi Believes We Should Form a ‘Firewall’ To Protect Children Against Abuse; Here’s What He Meant.
Here is the photo of Kailash Satyarthi with wife Sumedha and son Amar Lal:
Today, my son Amar Lal stood in the court for a 17 yrs old rape survivor. It is our proudest moment as parents of this bright young lawyer who we rescued from inter-generational slavery at the age of 5. He stayed at Bal Ashram until he completed his education. Way to go! pic.twitter.com/qLwO4C40HW
— Kailash Satyarthi (@k_satyarthi) December 21, 2018
In 2014, a Deccan Chronicle article, quoted Amar who was then studying Law in Noida as saying, "I was working to fix a telephone pole when bhaisaab ji saw me. I was five years old when I was rescued by the Bachpan Bachao Andolan." Kids whom Satyarthi rescued calls him bhaisaab ji with affection.
A YouTube original documentary, 'The Prize of Free' that was premiered globally on November 27. It shows Satyarthi's decade-long efforts to fight child labour, child sexual abuse and trafficking. Directed by Derek Doneen and produced by Davis Guggenheim, the 90-minute YouTube Original feature-length documentary premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival won the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize.