Press conference of Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousufzai in Oslo: As it happened ​

Press conference of Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousufzai in Oslo: As it happened ​


  • The press conference concludes.
  • The most important priority between India and Pakistan should be peace, especially among children and youth. I will struggle to bring about peace among children and youngsters in India, Pakistan and other countries: Kailash
  • Kailash Satyarthi said that what mattered more was the relation between the people of both the countries. He added that the citizen of both the countries must live in harmony and peace.
  • On being asked if both were aware about the stance of their countries' Premiers' attendance at the awards ceremony, Malala said that she had got no positive response from the PM of Pakistan and India on her invitation to the Nobel Prize Ceremony. She added that she would be happy if the PMs of both the countries talked for peace.
  • Kailash answers the same question by saying that other than education, peace too, is every child's fundamental right. Every child should know that they have to live a life full of peace. 
  • India and Pakistan were once one nation. There should be no hatred between the two nations. We should teach children to understand the importance of peace and then we will soon become `bhai-bhai` again: Malala 
  • In her message to India, Malala says that in India, all children must be able to access education as there are many who have been kept devoid of education. With a smile, she adds that Indian children do not need to worry as they have Kailash Satyarthi to care and work for them. 
  • An interesting question asked by a reporter in Hindi wanted to know what messages would both winners like to convey to each others' countries. 
  • Answering a question, Malala says islam is a religion of peace. Unfortunately there are many Muslims who don't know about the religion.
  • On being asked if she will ever return home, Malala says, "Pakistan is my home country. Will go there for sure.
  • We should see how we can engage religious leaders across the world for the cause of children. They can play an important role in instilling respect, tolerance, peace, sisterhood, faith in children. If we want to create a better world, we must begin with the children: Kailash Satyarthi
  • Quality education is a must for children. Also how the media portrays women is important. If every time media and TV show a woman as slim, fashionable or in make-up, it will create a feeling that this is the idea of a perfect woman. Education is the way to empower women: Malala
  • We must relook at the education system to promote children's rights: Malala
  • I think its important that first of all children must go to school, but the kind of education being imparted is also crucial: Malala
  • Children don't ask for iPads, they just want a book, a pen, a school. They just ask for a school. It is our right to go to school:  Malala Yousufzai.
  • Why do we have to fight for something which we deserve and is our right: Nobel prize laureate Malala Yousufzai.
  • It is high time children fought for their rights. Children must speak up and stand up for their rights. One must raise the voice. Our voice against the Taliban brought the change: Malala.
  • Reciprocating Satyarthi's affectionate remarks, Malala says, "I am honoured to sit with my father" pointing towards Kailash Satyarthi, who is grinning. 
  • I hope, along with Malala, I can take the struggle for children's rights forward: Kailash Satyarthi
  • Malala's like my daughter. She is the bravest child one can think of. I am lucky to be sharing the award with her: Kailash Satyarthi
  • Even if one child is enslaved, trafficked or becomes a child labour.we can't live in freedom: Kailash Satyarthi
  • If one single child is denied education, the world is in danger: Kailash Satyarthi
  • The prize gives us tremendous opportunity in our struggle as millions of them are suffering: Kailash Satyarthi
  • This is not just an honour for me, but for all the children. I feel a deep sense of moral responsibility. While I talk here, millions of children are being denied childhood, they can't smile: Kailash Satyarthi
  • Kailash Satyarthi starts his address by thanking the Norwegian committee and all its members. He then goes on to dedicate the Nobel Peace Prize to all the underprivileged children.
  • If one single child is denied education, the world is in danger. One child who is enslaved, trafficked or becomes a child labour.. the world is in danger. one child..many children.
  • There are children who are sold like animals...Children who are forced into prostitution.. The children who are made hostages. The children who are made child soldiers: Kailash Satyarthi​
  • We have to work towards peace for children and children for peace... We have to create such a world: Kailash Satyarthi
  • The prize gives us tremendous opportunity in our struggle: Kailash Satyarthi

  • I feel a deep sense of moral responsibility. While I talk here, millions of children are in problem: Kailash Satyarthi

  • Dedicating the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize to all children, Satyarthi says, "This prize is very important for millions and millions of children who have been denied their childhood..As I am talking to you there are millions of children who are denied this freedom, we need to work for them".

  • Kailash Satyarthi starts by thanking the Norwegian committee and all its members. He then goes on to joke that how his relatives and friends were concerned about the weather and asked him, "Have you taken the jacket along?"

A day before they will be felicitated with the prestigious award, Nobel Peace Prize winners Kailash Satyarthi from India and Pakistan's Malala Yousufzai will on Tuesday share the stage to address a press conference at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 was awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousufzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.“

Satyarthi, 60, and Malala, 17, will share USD 1.1 million Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow.

Satyarthi's "Bachpan Bachao Aandolan" has saved almost 80,000 children from child labour, slavery and trafficking while Malala shot to fame after she was shot by Taliban for writing against them and promoting girl children's education in Pakistan.

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