EDUCATION IS MORE POWERFUL THAN BULLETS
A report by Kuljeet Kaur
“Let us pick up our books and our pens; they are the most powerful weapons.” These are the words by noble peace laureate, Malala yousafzai.After reading her, memoir I am Malala, I was spell bounded by this swat school girl who turned out to be an advocate for education rights.Let’s have a look at life of courageous girl.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani education advocate who, at the age of 17, became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban. Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, the largest city in the Swat Valley in what is now the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. She is the daughter of Ziauddin and Tor Pekai Yousafzai and has two younger brothers.
Yousafzai became an advocate for children’s education when she herself was still a child, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala when she was traveling home from school. She survived and has continued to speak out on the importance of education. In 2013, she gave a speech to the United Nations and published her first book, I Am Malala. In 2014, she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Seated on a bus heading home from school, Malala was talking with her friends about schoolwork. Two members of the Taliban stopped the bus. A young bearded Talib asked for Malala by name, and fired three shots at her. One of the bullets entered and exited her head and lodged in her shoulder. Malala was seriously wounded. That same day, she was airlifted to a Pakistani military hospital in Peshawar and four days later to an intensive care unit in Birmingham, England.
Once she was in the United Kingdom, Malala was taken out of a medically induced coma. Though she would require multiple surgeries, including repair of a facial nerve to fix the paralyzed left side of her face, she had suffered no major brain damage. In March 2013, after weeks of treatment and therapy, Malala was able to begin attending school in Birmingham.
After the shooting, her incredible recovery and return to school resulted in a global outpouring of support for Malala. On July 12, 2013, her 16th birthday, Malala visited New York and spoke at the United Nations. Later that year, she published her first book, an autobiography entitled “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.” On October 10, 2013, in acknowledgement of her work, the European Parliament awarded Malala the prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Today, the Malala Fund has become an organization that, through education, empowers girls to achieve their potential and become confident and strong leaders in their own countries. Funding education projects in six countries and working with international leaders, the Malala Fund joins with local partners to invest in innovative solutions on the ground and advocates globally for quality secondary education for all girls.
Currently residing in Birmingham, Malala is an active proponent of education as a fundamental social and economic right. Through the Malala Fund and with her own voice, Malala Yousafzai remains a staunch advocate for the power of education and for girls to become agents of change in their communities.
This brave girl teaches the whole world that only education rules the world and not the bullets. She fights for her education in all the frightening conditions and in a voilent atmosphere. She know the importance of education so she now advocates for the right to education to every child.
India is land of diversity but unfortunately india is far behind at the education front only 4 percent of the indian population goes for the graduation and the higher education and in these circumstances we don’t expect our country to become inspiration to the world , this will remain a distant dream unless importance of education to every child cant be understood.
We G P GLOBAL NEWS feels and share the same vission of the great lady Ms yusufzai malala and so we are extending and the commitment of quality education to every child of the nation.
We appeal to all come forward and join us in this noble cause of right to education to every child which they deserves.
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