Sometimes I just love the genius heads behind the Nobel Prize: Nobel Peace Prize for a Pakistani and at the same time for an Indian. All around the world we are the same, fight the same issues and for the same causes!
In my mind, but also in the minds, hearts and souls of many others, the two siblings have remained in a fight for too long. The time for peace has come. Obviously a single award by a committee to hand over a prize to two striking individuals of the respective countries won’t change much. But this day has the potential to become a great symbol of unity and togetherness. The day Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, Pakistan and India, share a Nobel Prize together. And it’s not any noble prize, it is the Nobel Peace Price, shared by two countries who have to learn to set their differences aside and celebrate the common values. You may call it coincidence that both, the Pakistani and the Indian dignitary, are awarded for following Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s path of non-violent protests, I’d rather call it destiny!
Malala already said awarding the Peace Prize to a Pakistani Muslim and an Indian Hindu “gives a message to people of love between Pakistan and India, and between different religions”. The decision conveys a message that all people, regardless of language and religion, should fight for the rights of women, children and every human being.
The honorable Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon summed up both heroic works, but did not fail to state: “The true winners today are the world’s children!”
If you want to read more about what Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi have done, check out the following articles:
- Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/10/world/europe/nobel-peace-prize/index.html
- 10 Things That You Need To Know Kailash Satyarthi: http://www.scoopwhoop.com/news/nobel-prize-kailash-satyarthi/?ref=social&type=fb&b=0
- Malala Yousafzai – A brief history of her life and work: http://time.com/3482434/malala-yousafzai-wins-nobel-peace-prize/