‘When the whole world becomes silent, even one voice becomes powerful,’ that’s Malala Yousafzai for us. Born on this very day, she has achieved milestones that only some people do at the age of 21. To celebrate this occasion, the world is celebrating Malala Day today.
At 11, Malala was shot in the head while in a school bus by Talibanis. Reason? She was attending classes and gaining education – which as a girl child she was not supposed to as per the norms there. The braveheart that she is, Malala, at that point of time was already writing some thought-provoking pieces for BBC After battling through a situation of life and death, she has consistently been working on making education for girls accessible. The social activist believes that women have the power to change the world, only if you invest in their education.
Also, the first look of her upcoming biopic ‘Gul Makai’ was unveiled today and was trending worldwide on Twitter. TV actress Reem Shaikh steps into the shoes of the noble laureate, Divya Dutta will be essaying the role of her mother. The movie marks the directorial debut of Amjad Khan and is scheduled to go on floors in later part of the year.
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Here is how Twitter wished the youngest Nobel Laureate on her birthday:
1. They will look away eventually.
Happy Birthday @Malala..Shot in 2012 by the Taliban for attending school classes.Malala’s strength and commitment to her education made her a global icon for gender equality and girls' rights.
On her birthday, now #MalalaDay, we stand with you. @MalalaFund pic.twitter.com/tEceZd9RmA
— VOICE 4 Girls (@voice4girls) July 12, 2018
2. One of the very few Pakistanis that India has shown support towards.
#MalalaDay is observed to honour Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, on her birthday. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/iSqx2KokdQ
— All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) July 12, 2018
3. Even Bill Gates supports her.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) July 12, 2018
4. Wishes by the Nobel Prize community.
"I am not raising my voice, it is the voice of those 66 million girls deprived of education."
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) July 12, 2018
5. Malala has become that voice.
— SheThePeople (@SheThePeopleTV) July 12, 2018
6. Education is a right.
— IRC Intl Rescue Comm (@theIRC) July 12, 2018
7. Wishes by some Pakistani students.
— The Quint (@TheQuint) July 12, 2018
8. They surely did hear. Loud and clear.
— Plan International (@PlanGlobal) July 12, 2018
9. Be the change.
Young heroes like Malala Yousafzai are showing that young people really DO have the power to change the world.
— The Diana Award (@DianaAward) July 12, 2018
10. The world is so glad you made it.
On #MalalaDay, #FIIRemembers the resilience of Malala Yousafzai back in 2012 where she and two other girls were shot by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her brave activism. pic.twitter.com/tht33EzDuz
— Feminism in India (@FeminismInIndia) July 12, 2018
Women like Malala are an inspiration all over the globe. They make us realize that all is never lost; we just have to fight for what is rightfully ours. We hope you keep doing the good deeds and take the cause of girls’ education even further.