Oslo, Dec 10: For the first time in the history, the neighbouring countries India and Pakistan shared a proud moment when the child rights activists of both the nations-Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were jointly conferred with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, Dec 10 in Oslo, Norway. [Interesting facts you should know about Nobel prizes]
Both the "champions of peace" Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai delivered a passionate speech at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Oslo. [In pics: Nobel prize winners of India]
Here are the Highlights of what they said:
7.10 pm: Malala Yousafzai concludes her speech.
"Let this be the last time that a girl or a boy spends their childhood in a factory."
"Why is it that countries which we call strong are so powerful in creating wars but so weak in bringing peace?"
"Why is it that giving guns is so easy, but giving books is so hard? Why is it that making tanks is so easy but building schools is so hard?"
"We are living in Modern age where we believe nothing is impossible,we must be able to give every child quality education."
"We must work not wait, not just the World leaders, we all need to contribute, it is our duty."
7.05 pm: "We survived. And since that day, our voices have grown louder and louder."
"It is the voice of those 66 million girls."
7.00 pm: "Though I appear as one girl, one person, who is 5 foot 2 inches tall, if you include my high heels. I am not a lone voice, I am many."
"Let this be the last time that a girl is told education is a crime and not a right."
6.55 pm: "As far as I know, I am just a committed and stubborn person who wants to see every child getting quality education."
"The terrorists tried to stop us and attacked me and my friends on 9th October 2012, but their bullets could not win."
6.50 pm: "I am very proud to be the first Pashtun, the first Pakistani, and the first young person to receive this award."
"I am pretty certain that I am also the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize who still fights with her younger brothers."
"As far as I know, I am just a committed and stubborn person who wants to see every child getting quality education."
6.45 pm: The youngest Nobel Laureate, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai begins her speech.
"I am honoured to receive this award together with Kailash Satyarthi", says Malala.
"We will show the world that an Indian and Pakistani can walk together and work on children rights", she says.
"This award is not just for me, but for those forgotten children who want education. It's for those voiceless children who want peace".
6.37 pm: Kailash Satyrathi concludes his speech.
6.35 pm: "Today, I see thousands of Mahatma Gandhis, Martin Luther Kings, and Nelson Mandelas marching forward and calling on us".
Kailash Satyarthi receives Nobel Peace Prize, celebration at his residence in Vidisha (MP) pic.twitter.com/kYNPUkeYan— ANI (@ANI_news) December 10, 2014
6.30 pm: "My daughter Malala and daughters from all over the World are rising up and choosing courage over fear, peace over violence", says Kailash Satyarthi.
"My only aim in life is that every child is free to be a child, free to grow and develop."
6.25 pm: "I refuse to accept ... just one week of global spending on armies is enough to bring all of our children into classrooms", says Kailash Satyarthi.
6.20 pm: "I refuse to accept that all the laws and constitutions, and the judges and the police are not able to protect our children", says Kailash Satyarthi.
6.15 pm: "I refuse to accept that all the temples & mosques & churches & prayer houses have no place for the dreams of our children", says Kailash Satyarthi.
6.10 pm: "I represent here the sound of silence. The cry of innocence. And, the face of invisibility", says Kailash Satyarthi.
6.05 pm: Indian child right activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi addresses at the Nobel Prize ceremony.
The entire nation watches the ceremony in Oslo with great joy & immense pride. Congratulations @k_satyarthi!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 10, 2014
I also congratulate the young Malala Yousafzai for the momentous achievement.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 10, 2014
My congratulations to Shri Kailash Satyarthi for receiving Nobel Prize for service to society today in Oslo.v r all proud of u @k_satyarthi— APJ Abdul Kalam (@APJAbdulKalam) December 10, 2014
17-year-old Malala and 60-year-old Satyarthi, the 8th Indian to receive the Nobel Prize, have been fighting against the oppression of children and their right to education. [Kailash Satyarthi: The activist who made child rights fashionable]
Both Malala and Satyarthi were announced as the Nobel Peace prize winners on Monday, October 10 following which Malala invited both Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the official ceremony. [Why Kailash Satyarthi won 2014 Nobel Peace Prize?]
In a press conference on Tuesday, Malala said that she had not received any confirmation from the Pak PM. [Will see end of child labour in my lifetime: Kailash Satyarthi]
"Trust and friendship is important for sustainable peace between India and Pakistan," 60-year-old Satyarthi told reporters here on the eve of annual award ceremony.
"For me, relationship between people of India and Pakistan is more important than the talks between the two Prime Ministers," said Satyarthi, who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize with 17-year-old Malala. He said he will try in India and Pakistan and even in other countries how the youth and children can together walk on the path of peace. [Satyarthi and Malala ask India, Pak leaders to embrace peace]
"Because, peace is not something which can be negotiated on the tables and made sustainable, neither it is something which can be taught in temples and mosques. Peace is every child's human and fundamental right," he said.
"Our youth should also realise that with respect, with freedom, with good education and with peace we want to live our lives. And if there comes any obstacle in this path, the youth from India and Pakistan will strengthen the fight for peace under the leadership of our daughters like Malala."
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, his sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan along with Pakistani qawwali maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performed at the ceremony along with a host of other artists. [Why is Nobel Peace Prize is always given by Norway?]