Narendra Modi meets Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi with a warm hug

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Indian social activist Kailash Satyarthi with a warm hug and congratulated him for winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2014. 

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2014, 23:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Indian social activist Kailash Satyarthi with a warm hug and congratulated him for winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2014.

On microblogging website Twitter, Modi posted a picture in which the Prime Minister was seen hugging the child rights activist.

Satyarthi had earlier expressed his willingness to contribute to the PM's pet projects "Swachh Bharat" and "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana".

Satyarthi, a crusader against child trafficking and labour, called on Modi who shared with him his views on the use of the social media and the internet for tracking missing children, according to an official statement.

"Kailash Satyarthi expressed enthusiasm about the Prime Minister`s initiatives on "Swachh Bharat" and "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana" and said he was keen to contribute to these causes. He expressed his commitment towards a child-labour free India," it said.

After meeting Satyarthi PM Modi expressed his commitment towards a child-labour free India, said an official statement.

The PM also shared with Satyarthi his views on the use of social media and internet for tracking missing children. Modi also mentioned that he had established the world's first Children University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Satyarthi's family members, including his wife Sumedha Kailash and daughter Asmita Satyarthi along with other family members accompanied him to meet the Prime Minister.

"Met Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi ji & congratulated him," Modi said.

Soon after Satyarthi's name was announced on Friday as the joint winner of the award along with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, Modi had congratulated both of them.

"Congratulations to Kailash Satyarthi on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The entire nation is proud of his momentous achievement," he had tweeted.