The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."
Satyarthi has been declared as the Nobel prize recipient for showing great personal courage. The committee said that Satyarthi maintained Mahatma Gandhi's tradition, has headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain.
"He has also contributed to the development of important international conventions on children's rights," the committee said.
"The struggle against suppression and for the rights of children and adolescents contributes to the realization of the "fraternity between nations" that Alfred Nobel mentions in his will as one of the criteria for the Nobel Peace Prize," the Nobel Committee said.
Satyarthi's organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan is said to have freed over 80,000 children from various forms of child labour.
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