In the wake of heightened tension in Indo-Pak ties following the surgical strike targeting terror camps across LoC, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday said peace has been the tradition of India and people should have faith in the government.
“India has been a great country and has always worked for peace…Ravana was killed and Mahabharta had also taken place in this country but all for establishing peace,” he told a gathering of students Jaipur. He said that whatever the government is doing, people should have faith on it. Pakistan has stepped up cross-border firing after the surgical strikes on September 29 by the India Army to destroy terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.
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“I am not into politics and cannot comment more on this, but whatever will take place, this will be for good,” he said. Child labour activist Satyarti, who won Nobel peace prize with Pakistan’s education activist Malala Yousafzai, said the youths should preserve their energy for good work instead of being involved in violence and for this, governments should also make options available to them.
“Anger is an energy and this energy should be preserved and utilised in good work. In troubled countries like Syria, youths are engaged in violence. Girls are raped and this has to be changed,” he said. Satyarthi said he is going to launch a youth campaign called ‘100 million to 100 million’ for left out children worldwide in which youths from across the world…from Bangladesh and Pakistan too would be the part.
“I am launching a youth campaign campaign Hundred million to hundred million for left out children worldwide,” he said. Speaking at a programme organised by a private university in Jaipur, Satyarthi motivated the students to think beyond a career and earning money, saying they should aim to create history instead of being satisfied in getting a good job. He said that Rajasthan ranks third in child labour and not only the government, but every individual should understand his responsibility and act against such menace and should create awareness.