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'The fight for protection of children has to continue'

Over 30 years of activism, Satyarthi has won numerous awards, including the Medal of the Italian Senate in 2007

Kailash Satyarthi
Kailash Satyarthi

On Kailash Satyarthi's first day at school, he spotted a child his age at work as a cobbler on the doorstep of his classroom. This incident stayed with him, Satyarthi said in interviews years later, and pushed him to devote his life to fighting child labour. On Friday, Satyarthi, 60, shared the Nobel Peace Prize with teenage Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, for their "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education." "I am thankful to the Nobel committee for recognising the plight of ...