Kailash Satyarthi, who is the founder of organization, "Bachpan Bachao Andolan", is the 8th Nobel Laureate born in India.
"Showing great personal courage @k_satyarthi has headed peaceful demonstrations focusing on grave exploitation of children for financial gain", The Nobel Prize tweeted.
Malala Yousafzai meanwhile,has become the world's youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize as well as the first Nobel Laureate born in Pakistan.
Shortly after the announcement was made, Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages :
Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi is a well earned recognition of NGO contributions. Most of our major social causes are NGO driven..— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) October 10, 2014
Elated 2 hear dat an Indian, Kailash Satyarthi has won the Nobel Peace Prize.Equally glad tht Malala will share it with him #nobelprize2014— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) October 10, 2014
Congratulations Pakistan and India, so happy to see you share the prize— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) October 10, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS to Kailash Satyarthi of India & Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan for Nobel PEACE Prize, 2014. Peace is Always a Possibility.:)— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) October 10, 2014
India is proud of Kailash Satyarthi - congratulations on winning the #NobelPeacePrize! May your tireless efforts be an inspiration for many!— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) October 10, 2014
Congratulations to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala for getting Noble Prize. A great honour indeed to the sub Continent.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) October 10, 2014