Padma Shri Anuradha Koirala: Nepali Activist Who Saved 12,000 Girls From Trafficking

Padma Shri winner Anuradha Koirala
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If you don’t know her then here is a quick introduction of her. Anuradha Koirala is a Nepali Activist who runs Maiti Nepal, aiming to shelter many. She is also, CNN Hero Of The Year Award in 2010

International Awards: German UNIFEM Prize 2007, Queen Sofia Silver Medal Award 2007, The Peace Abbey, and Courage of Conscience 2006.

And now, India awards Anuradha Koirala with Padma Shri, it has to be an huge honor for the Nepalese people and those girls who were saved by AMA (mother in Nepal language).

Padma Shri Anuradha Koirala a Nepali Activist Who Saved 12,000 Girls From Trafficking

“Join me to create a society free of trafficking,” Anuradha Koirala urged those present when she received the CNN Hero Of The Year Award in 2010. “We need to do this for all our daughters.” As the impeccably-dressed men and women in the audience listened to the frail and tiny woman on the stage, their eyes filled up.

Koirala, who has just been conferred the Padma Shri, did not win people’s appreciation overnight. Her crusade to stop human trafficking has enabled her to rescue over 12,000 girls so far.

Source: HuffingtonPost and Kantipur.

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