One Indian, Kailash Satyarthi and one Pakistani, Malala Yousafzai have won the Nobel prize for promoting children’s right for education and a better life. Kailash Satyarthi has so far freed 80,000 kids from child labor. Appreciable work, indeed.
With this Malala Yousafzai has become a first Pakistani woman to achieve the Nobel Prize at such young age. She has paid a real big prize to be a Nobel Laureate.
Malala Yousafzai was a citizen of Pakistan and residing in the SWAT valley. This area was conquered by the Talibans and there were regular fatwas against the existence and independence of females. She disclosed her fears in her speech, on receiving the Nobel Prize, that she was afraid of the upcoming time, when she won’t be able to attend school and be out of her house at her own free will.
Malala Yousafzai was just 11, when she started updating a blog for the BBC, where she was writing about life and fears to live under Talibans. She started earning recognition from writings. Then came one more fatwa to stop girls from education. It sounds weird, isn’t it? Why girls should not study? I really don’t understand people’s mentality, why they wish to deprive rights of any other person, when they want to live their life at their own free will. Malala Yousafzai wanted to study anyhow, and kept on going to school in hide out.
She addressed the rally for the right to education and this lead to final irritation of the Talibans. They rushed into the bus through which Malala was returning after appearing in her exam and shot her in the head. It is said and believed that if you are right God is always there to help you. Though she was hit in near the brain and after days long fight with death, she covered to continue her zest for education.
She has written a book “I am Malala – The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was shot by the Taliban”.
She is recipient of lots of awards and rewards for her activism for girls’ education. There is a Malala fund for girls’ education. She is now studying in the United Kingdom.
12th July, 2013 on her birthday, she spoke at UN for right to education for all. She said that even the kids of the Taliban should get the education. This day is declared as Malala day, a day for the rights of humans, right to education.
What a fight that she gave to the Taliban! Hats off to the courage and the spirit of Malala. I would say it is that deep desire to educate herself that lead her to receive an acclamation across the world. She is just 17 to have such strong thoughts and courage to stand up for her own rights as well as to speak out for children across the world.
My personal feeling is that no person should be deprived of his or her wishes, unless it hurts someone else. Right to education is one such thing, which can’t be separated from any living person. It is always said no one is too old to study or to get the education. Education does not only mean knowing things or counting maths, it makes you literate as a person. It gives you a reason to be logical, thoughtful and humble towards all living beings.
Malala Yousafzai, you have shown the world, that what strength God has put in us, the females and how we can change the world. Hats off to you Malala Yousafzai.
We are inspired to write on Malala because she is not only beautiful, but a beautiful human being. A Real woman of substance, what real evalicious means.