Magar nominated for Children’s Nobel Prize
Feb 9, 2014-
Children’s rights activist Indira Rana Magar has been nominated for the 2014 World’s Children Prize (WCP), which is also considered the Children’s Nobel Prize.
Magar is the founder of Prisoners Assistance Nepal that has been educating and providing safe childhood to prisoners’ children.
She has been nominated along with child education activist Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and social worker Jon Wood from the United States of America. The WCP will be distributed amid a ceremony that is set to take place in Sweden in October.
“I am honoured to have been shortlisted alongside the people who have made immense contributions to children’s welfare. It’s good to be recognised for the little things we do,” Magar said.
The prize is awarded on the basis of children’s choice voting from over hundred countries. One of the three will be conferred with the prestigious World Children’s Prize which recognises exceptional efforts to protect the rights of the child. Two other nominees will be awarded the World’s Children Honorary Award in recognition of their works.
The former WCP recipients include Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Maiti Nepal has also won the prize in the past in the organisation category.
“More than the award itself, I am excited about the fact that the entire world and children will be able to see our story, which is very different from rest.” Magar said.
Launched in 2000, the program is supported by 60,000 schools with 29.3 million students in 109 countries and over 600 organisations worldwide. The also provides children with the platform for children to voice their concerns.
Published: 09-02-2014 08:46