India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzay created history as they jointly received prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2014 on Wednesday at Oslo, Norway. The Nobel committee described both laureates as "champions of peace". After 35 years, an Indian has been awarded with Nobel Peace Prize whereas Mother Teresa was the first to receive the award in 1979. Although Teresa was from Yugoslavia, she became a naturalised Indian citizen in 1948.
For Kailash Satyarthi, his counterpart from rival Pakistan Malala is like his daughter. Kailash, who is sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with 17-yr-old Malala, made these interesting comments before receiving the award. 60-yr-old Child Rights activist said, "For me, relationship between people of India and Pakistan is more important than the talks between the two Prime Ministers." He added that he will try in India and Pakistan and even in other countries how the youth and children can together walk on the path of peace.
Kailash Satyarthi has been a staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi's principles while leading various demonstrations and protests through his NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan against child labour for financial gains.
Malala, the youngest recipient of a Nobel Prize, said it was her wish that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the award ceremony. "It is my wish they stand together (here) and talk about peace. It would have been a great thing," she said. The teenage child rights activist said that when children of India and Pakistan will get education only then the relations between both the countries will improve.
India and Pakistan might be arch rivals and share rough weather but going by the thoughts of the crusaders Kailash and Malala, it's evident that good days are ahead. Let's hope for the best.