Indian-American student wins 2014 International Children’s Peace Prize

Neha Gupta (Photo: AP)

Neha Gupta (Photo: AP)

Indian-American student wins 2014 International Children’s Peace Prize
AP  The Hague, Netherlands, November 19, 2014

An American teenager has won a prestigious international prize for her charitable work to help orphans in India and other vulnerable children.

Neha Gupta, an 18-year-old of Indian descent from Philadelphia, was awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize on Tuesday by Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu at a ceremony in The Hague.

She was honoured for setting up a foundation called Empower Orphans when she was just 9 after visiting an orphanage in India. The foundation has since helped thousands of children.

Marc Dullaert, founder of children’s rights organisation KidsRights, says Gupta, “discovered at a young age that it is possible to take action as a child and help vulnerable children.”

The winner of last year’s Children’s Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, went on to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

Read at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-american-student-neha-gupta-wins-childrens-peace-prize/1/402632.html

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