Today, in every wave of every ocean, I see our children playing and dancing. Today, in every plant, tree, and mountain, I see our children growing in freedom.
Every child matters. If we fail our children, we are bound to fail our present, our future, faith, cultures, and civilisations as well.
I am really honoured, but if the prize had gone to Mahatma Gandhi before me, I would have been more honoured.
World’s children cannot wait any longer. While international community debates and issues recommendations, statements and fine speeches, world’s children – marginalised, socially excluded, poor and vulnerable – continue to suffer.
Denial of childhood and denial of freedom are the biggest sins which humankind has been committing and perpetuating for ages.
Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.
I call for a march from exploitation to education, from poverty to shared prosperity, a march from slavery to liberty, and a march from violence to peace.
I never go to temples, but when I see a child, I see God in them.
For me, peace is a fundamental human right of every child; it is inevitable and divine.