Kailash Satyarthi: From an engineer to child rights activist

Publish Date: 10 Oct 2014, 06:30 PM
Last Updated: 10 Oct 2014, 06:30 PM
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Kailash Satyarthi: From an engineer to child rights activist

Kailash Satyarthi: From an engineer to child rights activist

Renowned child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai were on Friday declared the joint winners of the Nobel Peace prize for 2014. While announcing the historic Noble peace prize to an Indian and a Pakistani jointly the The Nobel Committee said, "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." Satyarthi, 60, has maintained the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and headed various forms of peaceful protests, "focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain," the Nobel committee said.

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