OSLO: Education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have received Noble Peace Prize at an impressive ceremony in Olso on Wednesday.
Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee Thorbjorn Jagland awarded them the prize.
Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee described the laureates as champions of peace. He lauded the efforts of both the recipients against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for campaigning for girls’ education. She is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. Addressing the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai said, “I want peace across world”.
She has expressed her resolve to continue her struggle for quality education of every child and equal rights for women. Expressing her joy, she said this award also goes to all those children who are deprived of education, are voiceless and frightened. She said education is one of the blessings and necessities. She said Swat which used to be a tourist spot, suddenly turned into a terrorism place and terrorists tried to stop girls from getting education. She said she chose to raise her voice for the right of girls and their education rather to remain quiet.
Malala Yousafzai announced to donate the amount of Nobel Peace Prize for setting up of schools in Pakistan. She thanked her parents for guiding her and not clipping her wings. She said her teachers provided her the courage.
Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have congratulated Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. President in his message said the nation has proud of Malala Yousafzai. He expressed his pleasure on Malala for receiving Nobel Prize. In his message, the Prime Minister has said Malala is Pakistan’s envoy for peace in the world. He said the dream of Malala regarding girls’ education shall be realized. DNA
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