US President Barack Obama gets the Noble Peace Prize 2009

October 9th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Barack Obama Oslo, Oct 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a result that is being described as ‘stunning’, ‘surprising’ amongst a lot of other colorful adjectives, President Barack Obama has been awarded the Noble Peace Prize for 2009.

According to the Nobel Committee said he won it for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.

The committee highlighted Mr. Obama’s efforts to support international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament, as well as he gave a big boost and a shot in the arm to international diplomacy.

The Nobel Committee made it very clear to all the reporters that the committee was bonded in their decision to award him the top peace prize, they said that it was a unanimous choice.

“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the Norwegian committee said in a statement.

“His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.”

Asked why the prize had been awarded to Mr Obama less than a year after he took charge of the White house, Nobel Committee head Thorbjoern Jagland said: “It was because we would like to support what he is trying to achieve”.

According to the Nobel Prize Committee, he has won for his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between world citizens. The Committee was especially appreciative of Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons, which would in turn improve the quality of life for all the citizens of the world. The committee was happy about the way he was giving a good signal to the world that international relations needed to be strengthened, through dialogue and negotiations

Indeed, the citation indicates that it is President Obama’s worldview that attracted the Nobel committee that diplomacy should be founded “on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population”.

There were a number of people who are very critical of this particular choice. There were a lot of questions from the journalists attending the Peace Prize announcement regarding this questionable prize recipient, but the committee stood by him and praised his humanitarian efforts whole heartedly, and said that they were awarding him for his extra ordinary dialogue and work in the world, for the way in which he was solving conflicts thru negotiations.

All the major world leaders, Prime Ministers and Presidents of other countries have extended their congratulations to Mr. Obama for this notable achievement.

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