Om Prakash Gurjar

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Om Prakash Gurjar is an Indian children's rights activist and recipient of the 2006 International Children's Peace Prize.[1] He was born in Rajasthan, India and was a victim of illegal child labor. He is known for his fight to keep public schools in India free and advocating for birth certificate registration for children to protect their rights. In addition, he and two friends founded the organization, Paatshala, which facilitates evening classes in reading, writing, and math for children.[2]


  1. ^ "Indian boy wins world peace prize". BBC. 19 November 2006. Retrieved 21 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "2006 – Om Prakash Gurjar (14), India". Kids Rights.

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