President Barack Obama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi met yesterday during the President’s trip to India. Joined by his wife, Sumedha, and 3 children rescued by his NGO, Satyarthi made a plea to Obama to “forge a friendship” to end child slavery and labor.
“I made a plea to my fellow Nobel Laureate that we should forge a friendship to put an end to child slavery and labour to make the world a safer place for children and to bring children and youth into leadership roles in making a non-violent world,” Satyarthi said.
Satyarthi also told Obama that winning the Nobel Peace Prize has resulted in “tremendous moral pressure to work even harder than before”.
I look forward to following this future dialogue and hope our two countries can come together to tackle this global problem.