Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's latest book, “COVID-19 Sabhyata ka Sankat aur Samadhan” was released virtually by former Chief Justice of India, Dipak Mishra
The book explores how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the common way of life, thus proposing solutions to the current crisis caused by the epidemic.
“The solutions given in this book” COVID-19 Sabhyata ka Sankat aur Samadhan’ should be translated in maximum languages as possible”, former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra
The virtual book launch also saw the presence of Harivansh Narayan Singh, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha as special guest.
Describing this book as important and extremely timely, Former Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Dipak Mishra said that the book touches a very deep subject in simple and easy language. He further added “I am extremely delighted to read the book. The words written in the book are not merely empty words but an important lesson for the present generation. The nuances and the attitudinal concepts shall be a treat to all the readers who related to the idea of humanity. I recommend multiple translations of the book”.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Shri Harivansh Narayan Singh also underlined the importance of the book and said that the release of the book in these times of Covid-19 shall be addition of a new chapter in the history of human civilization. Through this book, very basic but important questions and solutions were raised. “If humanity has to survive, we will have to work together, and to achieve this, this book will be an important contributing factor”
The author, Shri. Kailash Satyarthi shared, “The ongoing crisis is not only a health, economic or social crisis but also a crisis of morality, justice and the entire civilization. We must act with urgency and compassion, or we risk losing an entire generation of children. Around 1.5 billion children around globe affected by school closure and almost half of them do not have the access to online education. They are the worst sufferers of economic, social and political violence. It is unfortunate that that only 0.13% of the $8 trillion global COVID response has been allocated to the most vulnerable.
The book discusses how the pandemic has impacted our way of life and has influenced the education system, business, politics, public safety, foreign policy, law, medicine, economy and development of countries. There are clear signs of rising poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, starvation, exploitation, trafficking and child labor.
Through his book, the author showcases that even during times of crises there is an infinite scope of collective courage, solution and creation. Shri Kailash Satyarthi called upon ‘globalization of compassion’ and a ‘supply chain of gratitude’ as the world deals with a crisis of this magnitude.
The author believes that there are inspiring examples around the world. During this period, ordinary people, industrialists, health care providers, government machinery, social workers and many others have done extraordinary humanitarian work.
Kailash Satyarthi is internationally acclaimed child rights activist who has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for four decades now. His interventions are spread across over 140 countries in the world in an endeavor to protect children from slavery, trafficking, forced labour, sexual abuse and all forms of violence. He has been instrumental in bringing the issues of children in the global and national development agendas besides leading worldwide movements against child exploitation and upholding the rights of children for peace, safety, health, wellbeing and education. His unrelenting efforts for
restoring the rights of the most marginalized and exploited children in the world won him the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2014