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.
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”.
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.
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:
Nobel Peace Center: By Jeblad (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons