5 HARDtalk:Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014
HARDtalk speaks to the joint winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace prize, Malala Yousafzai.and Kailash Satyarthi.The judges awarded them the prize in recognition of their ‘struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education’.
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Tears rolled as Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi shared his story and inspired young Swiss students at the WEF Open Forum at Davos 2019.
BLOG on SLXLEARNING : Unforgettable – A Davos moment with Kailash Satyarthi
– by Satyadeep Rajan
‘Davos moments’ as the regulars call them, are when somethings unexpected and big happen to you – meeting a personal hero, or saving a head of state from slipping on the ice. As Davos week winds down, the ritual is to exchange one’s Davos moments with others over drinks. Just as I thought this year would go by without a Davos moment, the moment came. And it was, literally, the best ever!
As this was not my first Davos experience, I had grown accustomed to the usual noise on the global economy and the need for greater partnerships and the PR announcements to kick off ambitious projects aimed at ‘improving the state of the world’. The usual media frenzy regularly came up with headlines like « Global elite descend on Davos », “Global economy at risk due to climate change” and so on like it was really “news”. Very few of the news media usually show up at the World Economic Forum Open Forum, which is open to public at the local school auditorium. Most don’t know it even exists! Emotionally intense moments that move you to tears are not what I had come to expect at Davos.
My team and I from Swiss Learning Exchange had decided to attend the WEF’s Open Forum session – The Price of Free. The session details said: Join Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in a special screening of the documentary, The Price of Free, portraying his fight against child slavery in his home country of India and now around the world.
I started Swiss Learning Exchange to do our part in helping people cope with the fast-changing world around us. I could potentially have watched it later and instead headed out to network at the many private events and parties all around Davos. After the first couple of minutes, I was completely spellbound, as was the rest of the audience, riveted to Satyarthi’s amazing story.
After the screening, as Kailash Satyarthi walked on to the stage, what followed was nothing short of extraordinary. Hands were raised, slogans were shouted and tears were rolling in a packed audience of Swiss people – old and young – as the Indian Nobel Peace Laureate’s story touched not only their minds but the hearts of everyone in the local alpine school auditorium. Regardless of which language the session was followed in, in English, French or German, everybody was inspired by his example and his call to action.
A Swiss teenager from the audience, Jakub, said “I would like to thank you for sharing the love, the power, the ambition.” Jakub got emotional and his voice quivered just a bit as he continued, “So great, what you did, where did you get this power and this ambition from, how did you survive all these bad things you have seen?”, to which Satyarthi responded:
“I draw the power from you. I am not a politician, am not religious leader, am not a monk, am as ordinary as any of you are. I count on the power of you. Be my friend, not my follower!”
But the real ‘Davos moment’ came as Satyarthi was leaving the room, and it was nothing short of a spiritual experience in the mountains. Another Swiss teenager, Jonas did what we all wanted to do – give Kailash Satyarthi a big heartfelt hug and thank him for his amazing work. As he hugged him, Jonas was overcome with emotion, an intense moment that we were lucky enough to capture on our cameras and phones.
Jonas allowed his pent up emotions to overflow in a spontaneous expression of love and compassion for Satyarthi’s cause. Jonas, I do not know who are you and how to reach you but if you watch this and if you are reading this, know that I shared your emotions as you hugged Kailash Satyarthi.
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Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai talk to the Oxford Union.
1:46 – 1) How does living in the UK compare to living in the Swat?
3:10 – 2) [To Ziaudddin] What role do your family values play in developing a child like Malala?
7:09 – 3) How Important is your fammily as a source of inspiration?
8:23 – 4) What role has your mother played in your life?
9:45 – 5) What would you say is different between Pakistan and the way the western media portrays the middle east?
13:06 – 6) Where did you learn all this compassion?
16:35 – 7) Whats next for you?
19:48 – 8) How do you cope with the pressure of what people expect from you?
20:33 – 9) How can everyone get involved with all the things you have planned?
23:30 – 10) What message do you have for students of top universities of how they can help spread education to more poorer parts of the world?
Filmed on Saturday 7th December 2013
ABOUT MALALA YOUSAFZAI:
Malala Yousafzai (born 12th July 1997) is a Pakistani school pupil and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She is known for her activism for rights to education and for women, especially in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11–12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat. Yousafzai rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by South African activist Desmond Tutu.
ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY:
The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 190 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.
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Filmed by Oxford Media Solutions http://www.oxfordmediasolutions.co.uk
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