Vidisha (MP): As news of Bachpan Bachao Andolan activist Kailash Satyarthi getting the Nobel Peace Prize reached his hometown here on Friday, celebrations broke out with people distributing sweets and bursting firecrackers.

An atmosphere of celebration and jubilation prevailed at Satyarthi’s ‘Choti Haveli’ residence located at the Kile Andar area in Vidisha town, reports PTI.

An engineer by training, Satyarthi completed his school and college education from Vidisha town which was represented in the Lok Sabha by political stalwarts like former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ramnath Goenka, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The Bachpan Bachao activist completed his Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree from Samrat Ashok Technology Institute (SATI) in Vidisha. Satyarthi’s elder brothers namely Jagmohan Sharma who is a medical doctor, Narendra Sharma, late Chandramohan Sharma and his sister Leelabai’s family still lives in Vidisha.

Elated over his younger brother’s achievement, Jagmohan Sharma said, “Kailash has made Vidisha famous all over the world. His relentless efforts resulted in this day”.

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