Republic TV's Political Editor Aishwarya Kapoor on Thursday spoke to Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in New York, United States, a day before PM Narendra Modi's speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Satyarthi spoke about what has changed for him since winning the prestigious award and what more needs to be done. He also spoke about why he thinks the absence of war does not mean there is peace in the nation. Watch the video above for the full interview.
"Of course, no award stops you, it gives you the inspiration to keep moving forward. I feel that until every child gets the right to education, right to health, right to freedom of expression, our work will continue. There has been an improvement in India and in the world. Issues such as child labour, child trafficking, these were not a part of Millenium Development Goals, but now they are part of Sustainable Development Goals. After I won the Nobel Prize award, I spoke to heads of states, spoke former United Nations Secretary General Ban-ki-Moon and made this an important issue. Now, no country can ignore these issues," he said.
"Absence of war does not mean there is peace. To have peace there should be development, human rights, to have peace there should be an improvement in the relation between people, between two countries. And there is no place for violence and war in this fast-changing world. If all countries in the world work towards peace, we can achieve it," he said.
"India was a world leader once, 130 crore people of India have a lot of strength. Our DNA has the capacity, the energy that we can lead the world. I believe that India's future is bright," he said. Read the full statement in the link below.