A Nobel Prize For Our Awesome President!

By Meera Dolasia on October 9, 2009

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Malia and Sasha Obama woke up to some very exciting news this morning - Their dad, President Barack Obama was named the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, the world's most prestigious honor, awarded annually, to a person who has done the most or the best work to promote peace in the world.

The news came as a big surprise to everyone, even the Obama family, since Mr. Obama has been in office for less than nine months and had been President for only two weeks prior to the February 1st nominationdeadline.

However, the Peace Prize Committee decided that he deserved the honor because of all the progress he has made in trying to promote peace and harmony among all world nations again.

President Obama is only the third US President to receive the award while still in office. Theodore Roosevelt won it in 1906 for helping end the war between the Soviet Union and Japan and Woodrow Wilson in 1919, for his role in founding the League of Nations.

Former President Jimmy Carter and former Vice President Al Gore have also been recipients, but both were out of office when they became Nobel Lauraetes.

To accept the award, President Obama will have to fly to Oslo, Norway on December 10th (the death anniversary of Alfred Nobel), where he will be presented with a diploma, a medal and a certificate with the stipulated prize amount. The following day, he will be the guest of honor at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which features some of the world's most famous entertainers and is broadcast on live television all over the world.

The Nobel Prize established by Norwegian Inventor, Alfred Nobel is an annual award that honors outstanding achievements by human beings all over the world. Besides, Peace, prizes are also awarded in four other categories - Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Medicine. Winners receive a medal and a sum of money - which often exceeds a million US dollars. While this is great, it is the prestige the award brings that most Laureates ca care about - for while there are plenty of other awards, the Nobel Prize remains the one everybody wants the most! Congratulations Prez!

sources: dailymail.co.uk, wikipedia.org,wisegeek.com,nobelprize.org.

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  • persassy
    persassyTuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:26 pm
    Great job President Obama! You're the best president so far!
    • HehhsshbhsnnsWednesday, May 4, 2016 at 8:41 pm
      He is the best president but I just don't like malia and sasha
      • The OverseerThursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:37 pm
        Guys... are you kidding me? "HE TAKES MY FAMILY'S MONEY" grow up!!! He's one of the best presidents we've ever even had!!!!!!! I agree 100% with the username 'teacher'.
        • minions614
          minions614Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:25 am
          At least he's been trying in the past
          • teacherWednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:54 am
            I find it appalling that some of these ignorant comments are allowed to stay posted on this site. How could anyone lose respect for the Nobel Prize and make such ignorant comments as "He takes my families money"? These are ridiculous comments about our President who has obviously worked hard to end a war, bring our troops home, make sure everyone has health insurance and promote a healthy line of communication throughout the world nations. I couldn't think of a person more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize.
            • sssooo coolWednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:18 am
              i like donald trump
              • anonomousWednesday, October 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm
                actually not that cool
                • camerynThursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm
                  go Obama
                  • PSYWednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm
                    Oppa Gagnam Style
                    • SiThursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm
                      Huh I have lost all my respect for the nobel prize!!

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