August 21, 2015
The Norway-Asia Business Summit hummingbird contribution
Delegates at NABS 2015 will remember Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s tale about the hummingbird:
““There was a massive fire and everyone was rushing to save themselves, including the king of the jungle — the lion. But he saw a small hummingbird rushing back toward the flames. He said ‘What are you doing?’ The hummingbird said ‘I am going to extinguish the fire.’ The lion said ‘How?’ The bird said ‘I have a drop of water in my beak and I’m going to do my part. I urge you to do your part”.”
Delegates will also remember that NBAI Chairman Rajiv Bawa made a pledge after Mr Satyarthi’s address at the Summit opening dinner to make a contribution to his course on behalf of the Summit. The Norway-Asia Business Summit 2015 “Hummingbird” contribution has now been given to support of Satyarthi’s organisation BBA – Save the Child Movement (http://www.bba.org.in), as the surplus of INR 600 000 (NOK 75 600) generated by the Summit delegate fees was handed over to BBA this week.
Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) symbolizes India’s largest grassroots movement for the protection of children, ensuring their quality education. BBA has rescued more than 83 500 victims of trafficking, slavery and child labour and has helped them re-establish trust in society and find promising futures for themselves.