Hope Satyarthi-Malala Nobel pushes Ind, Pak to peace: Manmohan Singh

Congratulating Nobel Peace Prize winners Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said he hopes that the award will inspire India and Pakistan to work sincerely for the cause of peace.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 10, 2014, 23:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Congratulating Nobel Peace Prize winners Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said he hopes that the award will inspire India and Pakistan to work sincerely for the cause of peace.

Former prime minister Singh said that the ideas and ideals which these two "outstanding personalities" have championed deserve the support of all the right-thinking people.

He said it is a matter of added pleasure that the award is being shared by two outstanding persons from the Indian subcontinent.

"I sincerely hope that this (award) will inspire the people of India and Pakistan to work sincerely for the cause of peace and amity between the two countries and in particular for the promotion of child rights, particularly the right to education," Singh said in a statement here.