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    Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

    Malala, 17, is the youngest recipient of the prize

    They were awarded the prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people”

    Announcing the award, the Nobel Committee said it was important that a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, had joined     in what it called a common struggle for education and against extremism.

Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children’s rights advocate working to eradicate child slavery and bonded labour. He featured in a BBC piece on child labour in India in February this year, talking about his work for children’s charity Bachpan Bacchao Andolan.

Reacting to the news, Mr Satyarthi tells the BBC: “It’s a great honour for all the Indians, it’s an honour for all those children who have been still living in slavery despite of all the advancement in technology, market and economy. And I dedicate this award to all those children in the world.

As it happened: Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

My words are sincere, I will not cheat, but I will not be fooled. What I want is a solid and lasting peace. When God created the earth, he gave a part to Whites and another to Apache. As I speak, sun, moon, earth, water, birds, animals and even the unborn child should rejoice. I have tried for a long time, now I’m here. What do Whites want? We were born as animals between the dry grass, not in a bed like you. God told me to come here. I said it would be good to live in peace, so I came, when he was traveling between the clouds and air, God came in my thoughts and told me to make peace with everyone, saying that the world was created for everyone. When I was young and walked the country saw only Apache no other person. Many years later I traveled back in this country and I saw that other people had come to take possession. Why?
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Seeds are tiny. They aren’t showy. They don’t attract attention. But they patiently endure the heat of summer and the cold of winter, waiting for their moment to sprout and finally send forth beautiful blossoms. The same is true of our efforts for peace.

In that regard, I would like to share these words of my friend Dr. Elise Boulding (1920–2010), known for her advocacy of a culture of peace: ‘Peace is not only about acting in times of danger, it is also about assisting one another in daily life. The family and local community are key starting points.’

Daisaku Ikeda, World Tribune, June 20, 2014 (via viewsonmyosenji)

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