His remarks came soon after the Nobel Committee announced the award saying it "regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism"
"I know her (Malala) personally. I will ask her that besides our fight for child rights and education for children, particularly for girls, we have to go a step further and work for peace in our sub-continent. For India and Pakistan, it is very important that our children are born and live in peace," Satyarthi said.
60-year-old Satyarthi dedicated the award to people of India and vowed to work with renewed vigour against exploitation of children and to ensure their welfare. But first, there must be peace between the two Nobel Prize winners.
Satyarthi said he will call 17-year-old Malala to congratulate her on winnig the award. Malala becomes the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize.