Pakistan’s Girl Child Education Malala Yousafzai and Indian child right campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have been awarded Nobel Peace Prize conjointly. The Norwegian Nobel Prize committee has stated that committee has decided to award the duo for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
With this Malala Yousafzai created history as a youngest recipient of Nobel Prize with this honor. The young girl had been shot in the head by Taliban militants opposing and condemning her campaigning to empower woman in Pakistan and girl child education. She lives in Birmingham since she was attacked by Taliban. Norwegian Nobel committee stated in press meet praising both the awardees Malalal Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi that both had campaigned for the most concerning issues before us today focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain at the Noble Institute in Oslo.
Kailash Satyarthi Acknowledges Nobel Prize Committee:
On the other hand 60 year old Kailash Satyarthi founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan who has been struggling leaving a job to eliminate the child and human trafficking. Kailash Satyarthi was successful in rescuing till date 80,000 children’s rights from child slavery and illegal trafficking. He expressed his happiness with the media saying that “I am very glad to find that Norwegian Nobel committee has nominated and chosen me to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2014.
It’s an honour to all my fellow Indians. I am thankful to all those who have been supporting my striving for more than the last 30 years he said. A lot of credit goes to the Indians who fight to keep democracy so alive and so vibrant, where I was able to keep my fight on. I would like to convey my congratulations to the fellow recipient of the award Malala Yousafzai.
‘Pride Of Pakistan’ Malala Yousafzai Thanks Nobel Committee
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai who has been campaigning for the girl child education in Pakistan has expressed her felicitousness to get an Nobel Peace prize. She said that “I sense honoured to receive Nobel Peace Award and it is making me to feel more powerful and courageous than earlier”. Adding to this she said that “it makes me to feel proud of being the first young Nobel awardee and Pakistani to get the award. My message to children all around the world is that they should stand up for their rights
I found out the news in the afternoon when I was attending my routine lessons at my school and despite excitement I attended lessons of physics and English in the afternoon session.” Malala Yousafzai’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai in a press conference said that the prize would “boost the courage of Malala and enhance her capability to work for the cause of girls’ education”. Malala also conveyed her best wishes to the Kailash Satyarthi and proclaimed that his work and dedication towards protecting and efforts to eliminate child slavery and illegal trafficking inspires her a lot.
Norwegian Nobel Committee Pays Tributes
Norwegian Nobel Committee and its governing body have expressed their due respects to the legendary activists who had been laying their efforts for the protection of child rights and education. They have said that heroic struggle of Malala Yousafzai despite the Taliban Militants attack on her is amazing and incredible.
Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland said that despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai, has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education and has shown by example that children and young people too can contribute to improving their own situations. She has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education. The Nobel committee said it “regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism”.
This year’s prize is likely to be seen as an uncontroversial choice from a Norwegian Nobel committee which has not shied away from controversy in recent. Malala and Mr Satyarthi will now be invited to attend an award ceremony in Oslo in December to receive a medal and $1.4m (£860,000) pounds in prize money. All India Round Up pays tribute and conveys its best wishes to both the activist who are campaigning for the child rights and education. Stay tuned to allindiaroundup.com for more updates and news feeds.