The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2014 peace prize on Friday to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, joining a teenage Pakistani known around the world with an Indian veteran of campaigns to end child labor and free children from trafficking.
People across the world reacted differently to this announcement including Malala.
She tweeted: Malala Yousafzai (@Official_Malala) October 10, 2014
Thank You all Support And Love…! #Nobelpeaceprize #StayBless
Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, reacted to the award by describing Malala as the “pride of Pakistan.”
This was one of the tweets from Umair Haque who was responding to some tweets that were against the announcement.
@umairh: Dear everyone. If #Malala can get shot in the head, live, win Nobel Peace Prize & STILL have haters..then you probably will too.
“It’s an honor to all those children still suffering in slavery, bonded labor and trafficking,” Satyarthi told CNN-IBN TV after he learned of the award, Reuters reported.
60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi, the other joint winner of the Peace Prize, is an Indian children’s rights advocate.
He has actively campaigned against the use of child labor and in 1998 initiated an annual global march against the practice.