Humbled By Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

I don’t believe I was the only Indian or person of Indian origin who had never heard of Mr. Satyarthi until the Swedes kindly brought him to the forefront of the world a couple of weeks ago.  

In fact, I’d wager that I was no exception and one of many who went out looking for information about this new Nobel laureate.

Expo at Nobel Peace Center

Expo at Nobel Peace Center

I am highly impressed and deeply humbled by what I have learned.

It begs the question – why is it that he was so inconspicuous before now? Especially in India and among Indians.  I certainly knew a whole lot more about Malala!

One of the best sources of information that I found was in a 2012 PBS documentary narrated by Robert Redford on “New Heroes”.  

PBS Documentary - The New Heroes

PBS Documentary – The New Heroes [Click to Watch]

It’s worth your 20 minutes to watch and get enriched as you learn how Kailash Satyarthi [please click on this link and read too!] is tenaciously and courageously  fighting a battle every day to end child slavery in India.

Youtube video on Satyarthi


Finally, I picked this congratulatory letter from many others to showcase.  The Dalai Lama had this to say to and about this inspirational human being:

Letter to Satyarthi from Dalai Lama




Photo Credits:

Nobel Peace Center: By Jeblad (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-4.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


Posted on October 23, 2014, in india, people, youth and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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