New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and congratulated him on his winning the honour as Satyarthi expressed his “keenness” to contribute to the PM's pet projects “Swachh Bharat” and “Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana”.
Satyarthi, a crusader against child trafficking and labour, called on Modi who shared with him his views on the use of the social media and the internet for tracking missing children, according to an official statement.
“Kailash Satyarthi expressed enthusiasm about the Prime Minister‘s initiatives on “Swachh Bharat” and “Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana” and said he was keen to contribute to these causes. He expressed his commitment towards a child-labour free India,” it said.
Modi mentioned that he had established the world‘s first “Children University” in Gandhinagar and wished Satyarthi well in his future endeavours.
Modi's twitter account released a photograph in which the Prime Minister was seen hugging the child rights activist. Satyarthi was accompanied by his family members during the meeting with the PM.
“Met Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi ji & congratulated him,” Modi said.
Soon after Satyarthi's name was announced yesterday as the joint winner of the award along with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, Modi had congratulated both of them.
“Congratulations to Kailash Satyarthi on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The entire nation is proud of his momentous achievement,” he had tweeted. Applauding Malala on getting the recognition, Modi said that her life's journey has been of immense grit and courage.