After a long time, an Indian won Noble Peace prize. Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child right campaigner and Malala Yousafzi, Pakistani child education activist have jointly won noble peace prize. Malala also became the youngest noble peace prize winner ever by winning prize at just the age of 17.
Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in October 2012 as she was campaigning for girl education. However, she was hospitalized very soon, and she then survived. She is now living in Birmingham in the UK.
Malala said she felt a lot honoured by receiving this award and got much power and courage after receiving this award.
The Noble committee praised the pair’s “struggle against the suppression of children and young people”.
“I am jubilant to be sharing this award with a person from India,” she said at a news conference after joking that she could not even pronounce the name of Mr. Satyarthi’s surname.
The committee also said at the noble institution in Oslo that Mr satyarthi has kept the traditions of late mahatma Gandhi and continued his mission of making peace all over the world in forms of various peaceful protests “focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain,”
Militant outfit spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan tweeted, “Malala speaks so much against guns and armed conflicts. Does she not know that founder of her recent Nobel award was the inventor of explosives,”
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated Malala on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling her the “pride” of his country. “She is the pride of Pakistan. She has made her countrymen proud. Her achievement is unparalleled and unequalled. Girls and boys of the world should take the lead from her struggle and commitment,” he said in a statement.