Bachpan Bachao Andolan site crashes after Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Peace Prize win

Right after India's Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, the website for his organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan crashed, most probably because of too many hits.

However, the cause of the crash was not confirmed.

Satyarthi had formed the organisation in 1980 and it has reportedly become India's largest grassroots movement for the protection of children, ensuring their quality education. He has rescued over 80,000 students since the foundation of the organisation.

Kailash Satyarthi in a file photo. Reuters

Kailash Satyarthi in a file photo. Reuters

The purpose of the organisation, according to the website was to create a friendly growing environment for children, free of exploitation. The organisation also aims to provide quality education for children.

In his first reaction to being awarded prestigious award, Kailash Satyarthi told news channel Times Now that "the award was an honour for my fellow Indians and for all those children whose voice has never been heard before in the country".

Satyarthi shared his Nobel Peace Prize with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai you came into limelight after she sustained a bullet injury to her head when she was shot at by Taliban gunmen. This was because she was progressive and refused to adhere to the rules of the Taliban and propagated equal education for boys and girls.

Social media erupted with messages for Satyarthi after his win was announced. His name started trending on Twitter. Not just that, his win with Yousafzai also changed the way India and Pakistanis were sending hate messages to each other.

Twitter was abuzz with talks of love and peace from across the border after their win.


Published Date: Oct 10, 2014 03:50 pm | Updated Date: Oct 10, 2014 03:50 pm


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