Showing posts with label Kailash Satyarthi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kailash Satyarthi. Show all posts

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article-I : Gandhi and Novel Peace Prize

Mahatma Gandhi may not have received the Nobel Peace Prize, but he has certainly given us over a dozen Peace Prize winners!

By Ramesh Oza 

Malala Yousafzai-Gandhi-Aung San Suu Kyi

Amongst all the Nobel Peace Prize winners, the two most deserving persons to receive it are women and both are from Asia, something we can be proud of. The first one is Malala Yousafzai, and the second is Aung San Suu Kyi of erstwhile Burma now Myanmar.
While India and Pakistan are exchanging fire at the border, each flexing its muscles threatening each other with destruction, comes the announcement of two persons, unknown to each other, being recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. Whether this is just a coincidence or a planned thought-out decision on the part of the Nobel Committee we will never know, but this event is certainly one that should put leaders of both the countries to shame.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai,Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi, India win Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Indian children's right activist, Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousafzai win Nobel Peace Prize 2014
Nobel Peace Prize 2014 winners - Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
Yousafzai, aged 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner by far.
Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.
The award was made at a time when hostilities have broken out between India and Pakistan along the border of the disputed, mainly Muslim region of Kashmir - the worst fighting between the nuclear-armed rivals in more than a decade.
"The Nobel Committee 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," said Thorbjoern Jagland, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.