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India’s Kailash Sathyarti Won Noble Peace Prize 2014

 

 

An Indian prominent children rights activist Kailash Sathyarti has been declared the winner for the Noble Peace Prize 2014 for his boundless struggles against the suppression of children and young people for the right of all children to education.

60 -years old Sathyarti born in Madhya Pradesh runs an NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan in India for rescuing children from forced labour and trafficking.  The organization has freed over 80,000 children from various forms of servitude and helped in their reintegration, rehabilitation and education.

Sathyarti runs campaigns worldwide on social issues including children; he has also been involved in Global March against Child Labor. He is also a member of UNESO. Sathyarti is second Indian after Mother Teresa to be named for Noble peace prize. Sathyarti jointly won the Noble Peace prize with Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai.

“It’s a great honor for me and for all the Indians and great victory to children who are still living in slavery and their voices were never heard before, and I dedicate this award to all those children in the world”, Sathyarti said. According to the Noble Committee the winners this year were selected from a list of 278 nominees, included from 47 organizations the highest number of candidates ever.

Here you can find the complete list of previous Noble Prize Holder names: 

2013 - Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
2012 - European Union
2011 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and Tawakkol Karman (Yemen)
2010 - Liu Xiaobo (China)
2009 - U.S. President Barack Obama (United States)
2008 - Martti Ahtisaari (Finland)
2007 - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Albert Gore (United States)
2006 - Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank (Bangladesh)
2005 - International Atomic Energy Agency and Mohamed ElBaradei (Egypt)
2004 - Wangari Muta Maathai (Kenya)
2003 - Shirin Ebadi (Iran)
2002 - Jimmy Carter (United States)
2001 - United Nations and Kofi Annan (Ghana)
2000 - Kim Dae-jung (South Korea)
1999 - Médecins Sans Frontières (Switzerland)
1998 - John Hume (Ireland) and David Trimble (Britain)
1997 - International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Jody Williams (United States)
1996 - Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo and José Ramos-Horta (East Timor)
1995 - Joseph Rotblat (Britain) and Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (Canada)
1994 - Yasser Arafat (Palestine), Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin (Israel)
1993 - Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk (Souht Africa)
1992 - Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Guatemala)
1991 - Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma)
1990 - Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Soviet Union)
1989 - The Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) (Tibet)
1988 - United Nations Peacekeeping Forces
1987 - Oscar Arias Sánchez (Costa Rica)
1986 - Elie Wiesel (United States)
1985 - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (United States)
1984 - Desmond Tutu (South Africa)
1983 - Lech Walesa (Poland)
1982 - Alva Myrdal (Sweden) and Alfonso García Robles (Mexico)
1981 - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
1980 - Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (Argentina) (Editing by Angus MacSwan)
 

 

 

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