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Teen child rights activist gets Gates Foundation award

Sep 26, 2019 23:16 IST

Prime Minister Modi was not the only Indian to be felicitated by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday. Payal Jangid, a 17-year-old from Rajasthan was conferred the prestigious Changemaker Award for her campaign to end child labour and child marriage. Jangid who herself was forced to get married at a young age protested against the social menace with the help of an activist in the area. She then took the initiative to discourage child marriages by organising rallies, printing posters and campaigning door-to-door in her village, persuading parents to educate their children. 

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