This year’s Nobel Peace Prize goes to two social welfarists : Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi from India. Malala is the second Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize afterÂ Abdus Salam who had won Nobel Prize in Physics. Similarly, Kailash Satyarthi is also the 2nd person to win Nobel Prize for India after Mother Teresa.
Malala is known for her activism on girls education. She was once listed in “The 100 Most Influential People in the World”. She was born at swat valley in Pakistan where girls at times were banned to attend school. In early 2009, at the age of 11â€“12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a false name for theÂ BBCÂ detailing how girls are deprived from getting education at her valley. She was shot on her head for taking such action. But she survived and continued her journey. She used to speak for the rights of children specially girls to get education. She was the winner of Pakistan’s firstÂ National Youth Peace Prize. She had been nominated two times before also as the candidate of Nobel Peace Prize. She is the youngest person to win Nobel Prize for her heroic acts. She is 17 now. She strongly says, : “one teacher, one book and one man can change the world.”
Kailash Satyarthi is a child right activist who has been devoting his life from early ages to work for the benefit of children. He always wanted voices of children to be heard. He was also against child slavery. He runs an NGO : “Bachpan Bachao Andolan” which was established in 1980. Since then the organization has saved more than 80,000 children from exploitation and violation. He says he will look forward to work with Malala for world peace and for benefit of children worldwide.