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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Satyarthi tours Hualien

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Satyarthi tours Hualien

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi made a tour of the eastern county of Hualien Saturday as part of his current visit in Taiwan. Besides stopping by tourist attractions such as Taroko Gorge and Qixingtan beach, the children's rights activist also went to a cultural park and a university established by Taiwan's Tzu Chi Foundation. Satyarthi praised Tzu Chi for its international humanitarian efforts and said he was impressed with the charity organization's ability to mobilize huge numbers of volunteers worldwide. He also held a dialogue with a group of students from Tzu Chi College of Technology who were participating in a winter camp at the Tzu Chi Cultural Park.
He encouraged the students to use their knowledge and the convenience of modern technology to understand social problems faced by the world, and to use more love to care for and change the world. At Tzu Chi University, Satyarthi met with 12 exchange students from the southern Indian city of Chennai. He told a student majoring in genetic engineering that engineers should have passion for other people and that if they can figure out a way that allows humans to coexist harmoniously with the environment, they will benefit the world. The 61-year-old Indian national and founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), or Save the Childhood Movement, shared the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai. He was invited to visit Taiwan by the government on what is his second trip abroad since winning the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2014. Satyarthi's BBA, established in 1980, has rescued more than 83,500 victims of trafficking, slavery and child labor and claims to be seen by many as India's largest grassroots movement for the protection of children.
(By Lee Shien-feng, Ho Horn-ru and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-25 19:33 GMT+08:00