Hindu-Muslim relations for this year Nobel Prize, next year for Karen Armstrong for Muslims and Christians relations.
(CNN) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai for their struggle against the suppression of young people’s and children’s right to education.
Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said, “Children must go to school, not be financially exploited.”
Yousafzai came to global attention after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for her efforts to promote education for girls.
Through the teenager’s heroic struggle, she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education, said Jagland.
According to the Nobel committee, she’s the youngest ever peace prize winner.
Meanwhile, Satyarthi, age 60, has shown great personal courage in heading peaceful demonstrations focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain, he said.
“The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism,” a statement said.