GUWAHATI, July 15 - Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi will be on a two-day visit here beginning from July 20. This will be his first visit to Assam after he won the Nobel Prize for his relentless child rights activism in 2014.
The child rights activist and founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, during his stay here, will attend two programmes, including one at the ITA complex at Machkhowa, to be hosted by the Krishna Kanta Handiqui Open University, on July 20.
Satyarthi will deliver the KK Handiqui Memorial Lecture, commemorating the foundation day of the open university. The programme will also be attended by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam Governor PB Acharya.
On the same day, he will formally meet Assam Governor PB Acharya over dinner at the Raj Bhawan.
On the following day, the Nobel laureate will attend a function organised by the Assam State chapter of the Indian Psychiatric Society on the issue of �Care and Respect For Children� at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra.
He is also expected to meet the Chief Minister during his stay here and discuss a range of issues related to child rights.