Nobel Prize is just comma in my life, but not full stop for me: Satyarthi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: May 16, 2015 21:51 IST

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi who visited Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) on Saturday said Nobel Prize is just comma in his life, but not full stop and he will keep his good work on.

Satyarthi, who was in Indore for the first time after receiving Nobel Prize, addressed and interacted with the students at the DAVV auditorium here at Takshila campus.

At the programme which was open for all academicians, students and stakeholders of the university, Satyarthi said it was only because of special attachment with Malwa soil, he was attending any university programme for the first time.

Born in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, 61-year-old child rights activist who shared Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan in 2014 for his good work said, "Individuals those who dream for themselves are small people, but the true aim of life is to live for others."

"Apart from thinking what we will be after 10 years, one should dream what my country and world will be after 10 years," he added.

Discussing five "E"s of education model, Satyarthi said without education we can't imagine financial development or over-all development, but it is necessary that education model must enable to develop employments.

Commenting on no Indian university among top 100 institutions in world, Satyarthi said if one person from city like Vidisha can earn Nobel Peace Prize, then your joint efforts may enable your university to make to the list of world's top education institutions.

"At one time, India was "Jagatguru" (teacher of the world), but where we stand now is matter of worry."

Delivering success mantra to the students, Satyarthi said, "for achieving success, every student must proud on their small and big achievements, dream big and try to explore excellence in ourselves".

Earlier, university vice-chancellor Prof Dhirendra Pal Singh delivered welcome speech.

Declaring to establish Kailash Satyarthi Chair on Child Rights here at the university, Prof Singh said we must set mission and work for humanity.

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