Nobel winner Kailash Satyarthi returns home, pays homage to motherland

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New Delhi, Dec 14: India's latest Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Sunday returned to India from Oslo, Norway, after receiving the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize 2014 along with Pakistani women's education activist Malala Yousafzai.

Satyarthi, a child rights activist, bowed down to pay respect to his motherland after returning home. He also tweeted about the warm welcome that he received at the airport. Satyarthi, 60, later visited Rajghat and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi.


The man had given up his job as an electrical engineer for the cause of rescuing children from forced labour and trafficking while Malala, 17, had survived a near-fatal attack by the Taliban for showing determination for advocating education for girls.

The duo was declared as this year's recipient for Nobel in Peace. They received the award on December 10. They were handed over the Nobel medal and shared the $1.1 million prize money.

After receiving the award, Satyarthi said crime against children has no place in the civilised society and urged everybody to come forward to protect them. He said although the number of child labour has reduced by a third, yet the fight was far from over.

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