I cannot imagine the generosity of each person in Malapalle who feeds ever begger at the hut door, even when there is neither rice nor employment in sight, being awarded or feted. The acts are bigger than any act that had claimed a man constituted award.
I cannot imagine some close friends who have worked day and night for social causes as needing or wanting an award. Their springs of energy and joy...
also awards have their own relevance. it brings to light the issue the activist is working and helps in the tasks of advocacy. the award is not for the person but to the issue. after sathyarti's nobel, there is probably greater awareness of the issue of child labour and that opens door for him to carry out advocacy and impress upon government officials and policy makers.