Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Ajit Basrur

Reaching across gulfs of age, gender, faith, nationality and even international celebrity, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2014 peace prize on Friday to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India. The award joined a teenage Pakistani known around the world with an Indian veteran of campaigns to end child labor and free children from trafficking.

Ms. Yousafzai, 17, the youngest recipient of the prize since it was created in 1901, said Friday in a news conference in Birmingham, England, ?I?m proud that I?m the first Pakistani and first the young woman, or the first young person, who is getting this award.?

She will share the $1.1 million prize equally with Mr. Satyarthi, 60, who is not nearly so widely known as Ms. Yousafzai..

?If with my humble efforts the voice of tens of millions of children in the world who are living in servitude is being heard, congratulations to all,? Mr. Satyarthi said Friday in an interview with NDTV in India.

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