How do Indians feel about Kailash Satyarthi winning the Nobel Peace Prize?

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Answer by Priyanka Peeramsetty:

How do Indians usually feel:

  • Wow, An Indian has made it to Nobel peace prize. We are proud.

  • Write lengthy status updates flaunting our ancient civilizations.
  • Read exhaustively about Kailash Satyarthi  who was a no-body till now.
  • Few heavenly critics dissect if he really deserves the award

This is no attempt to portray pessimism and I am truly glad like the rest of the world, for this feat. It is no longer an India-centric achievement. It is rewarding the selfless and effective goodness that has made the planet a better place to live in. However, our task doesn't end with this virtual and insufficient happiness.

How should Indians actually feel:

  • When was the last time an Indian won this ? This reflects as a society, our growing intolerance towards empathy and compassion, despite the high growth estimates.
  • Re-think the idea of hiring chintu for cleaning house and bathrooms or serving tea.

For a stronger sense of realization, you may just Google Child labour and see the images. Just like I did.  Link – Child labour

  • The award is dedicated implicitly to the core Gandhi's ideology he adapted. Violence is no longer the medium we should patronize
  • His "personal courage" must have garnered many enemies on the execution ground. What can we do to make that path a less troublesome one ?
  • Taking up personal responsibility for social and community vigilance. Child rights is no longer an invisible statute. It's an universal urge.

I am extremely delighted for the "Noble" recognition of his work. I only hope, many more will be given their chance to uncloud the social evils.

Afterall, Awards are mere tokens of excellence.

The true prize is the work.

How do Indians feel about Kailash Satyarthi winning the Nobel Peace Prize?


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