Malala and Kailash

10/13/2014 1:19:07 PM

Pakistan and India share the 2014 Nobel prize for Peace. The Nobel prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of cultural and /or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895.

It is a wonderful message that these 2 people send to the world. A message of love, determination, courage and perseverance. Two countries that are not best of friends share a nobel prize, in todays world with all the turmoil going on it shows that there is always a way.

A candle shining in a room but covered daily with veils of darkness will not be seen anymore. It is hidden under these layers of darkness similar to the veils we have added over our lives over the years. When we remove these veils, the light of the candle will shine again.

Malala is a wonderful young girl. She is a Pakistani female education activist.
In 2009, aged 11, she wrote a blog for the BBC under a pseudonym explaining her life under Taliban occupation. On the afternoon of 9 October 2012 she boarded her school bus in the Northwest Pakistani district of Swat .A gunman asked for her by name and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of her forehead. She survived. She was shot because she wanted girls to be allowed to attend school to receive an education to learn to write and to read. She launched “The Malala Fund”, a non profit organization focused on helping girls go to school and promoting their right of education. “They can only shoot a body, they cannot shoot my dreams” Malala said

Kailash Satyarthi has been fighting child slavery for decades in India. Since the last three decades he has used undercover operatives and camera crew to find the airless workrooms and mine shafts where children were being kept. He is the eighth Indian to win a Nobel, and only the second after -Mother Teresa- to win the Peace Prize.

A 17 year old young girl and an indian child rights activist show us that nothing is impossible. This is a lesson for us all.

With love & on & on & on