Vidisha town erupted in celebrations once again on Wednesday when its resident Kailash Satyarthi was formally honoured with Nobel Prize in Oslo, Norwa.
Earlier celebrations in the town marked selection of Satyarthi for the prestigious international honour.
Right from the early morning, people started visiting Satyarthi’s paternal house situated in Kileandar locality of Vidisha town, where his elder brother Jagmohan Sharma lives along with his family, to congratulate his family members.
Satyarathi, who was declared Nobel Peace Prize winner for the year 2014 jointly with Malal Yousafzai, a Pakistan based child activist, received the award at Nobel Prize ceremony organised at Oslo in Norway on Wednesday evening.
He was adjudged winner for his fight against the oppression of children and their right to education.
Jagmohan Sharma runs a shop selling spectacles at Madhavaganj in Vidisha Town. Hundreds of people, including children, gathered at Sharma’s shop at about 5pm and started the celebrations.
The local residents burst crackers and distributed sweets in public.
A big poster was also installed in front of Sharma’s shop with a text ‘Shantidoot Satyarathi’. Later, people also reached at Satyarthi’s house and busted crackers there.
The celebrations went for about three hours.
Talking to media persons Jagmohan Sharma said, “This is very special day for my family. It is victory of our country. He deserves this award due to his dedication towards work and struggle.”
Vidisha town had now been world renowned thanks to Satyarathi, said Sharma, who is about 10 year older than Satyarathi. Satyarathi’s sister Nita Sharma said, while talking to media persons, “Had he chosen to be an electrical engineer, he would not have achieved this feat today.”
The family members said that a grand celebration would also be organised when Satyarathi would come to Vidisha probably in month of January, 2015.