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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Malala Yousafzai And Kailash Satyarthi
It’s kinda sad that a lot of kids in the US don’t appreciate their access to an education, while on the other side of the globe children are fighting for their right to learn.
According to Voices Of America reports:
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian children right’s campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.
In announcing the winners Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said the prize was awarded for “their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to an education.”
Malala rose to fame after Taliban militants shot her at close range in the head for speaking out against the Islamic extremists and demanding education for girls.
Satyarthi has headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the exploitation of children for financial gain. He also has helped develop important international conventions on children’s rights.
In his speech Friday, Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland said the joint prize was symbolic because it was important for “a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism.”
The award announcement follows a week of fighting between India and Pakistan across the border of the disputed region of Kashmir.
Malala, at a news conference Friday, expressed gratitude to be sharing the award with Satyarthi.
She said the two had spoken by phone and decided to collaborate not only on education issues but also on a push for peace between their nations.
Malala asked Satyarthi to request that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Nobel award ceremony in Oslo, Norway on December 10, while she promised to ask the same of Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. The two Nobel winners will receive medals and split the $1.1 million prize.
If these two can bring together their nation’s leaders that will truly be a great feat — but both of them are incredibly worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize already!