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The Elders (LtoR: Gro Brundtland, Desmond Tutu & Mary Robinson; Ela Bhatt (not in photo also attended) arrive at the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's office in Patna. The Elders met Nitish Kumar as part of the Girls Not Brides campaign. ..The Elders are independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights. The group was founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007. Four of the The Elders,.Ela Bhatt, Mary Robinson, Desmond Tutu and Gro Brundtland spent a week in India. The primary objective of the their visit was to learn about the causes of child marriage in India, discuss the harmful impact of child marriage on human rights and development, and to encourage local efforts to end the practice. The Elders met political and business leaders, UN and NGO representatives, member of the media and communities affected by child marriage. ..Photo: Tom Pietrasik|The Elders.Patna, Bihar, India.February 7th 2012
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The Elders (LtoR: Gro Brundtland, Desmond Tutu & Mary Robinson; Ela Bhatt (not in photo also attended) arrive at the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's office in Patna. The Elders met Nitish Kumar as part of the Girls Not Brides campaign.  ..The Elders are independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights. The group was founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007. Four of the The Elders,.Ela Bhatt, Mary Robinson, Desmond Tutu and Gro Brundtland spent a week in India. The primary objective of the their visit was to learn about the causes of child marriage in India, discuss the harmful impact of child marriage on human rights and development, and to encourage local efforts to end the practice. The Elders met political and business leaders, UN and NGO representatives, member of the media and communities affected by child marriage. ..Photo: Tom Pietrasik|The Elders.Patna, Bihar, India.February 7th 2012