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Malala Yousafzai – the epitome of optimism I have come to admire


A clear shoot aimed to kill her in 2012, Malala Yousafzai has never stopped her fight for the rights of girls to have an education. She dared the Taliban who tried to silence her altogether and defied the ban they imposed on girls education.

Her sheer courage and confidence has paved way for her recovering from a shot in the head with no permanent brain injuries, and to overcome the agonies of surgery after surgery in Pakistan and then in UK.

Rise Of Malala

At the age of 11, Malala began writing a blog for the BBC in which she gave descriptions of how she lived in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. There was a ban on education of girls even at that time, however since her father operated a school, she could get uninterrupted education.

She would often write about the hardships the female of the region had to face and particularly what she and her family running the school were facing. Many of these blogs were fear statements from an honest and brave child.

The Shooting and Its repercussions

Although the shooting was aimed at silencing the little girl who was not bowing to the reign of Taliban, it only made her stronger. In fact she emerged as a face of education and a global symbol denoting a need of change. She won so many accolades in this small age which have remained a dream for many for ages together.

she was the youngest person to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and the second in line for the Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. More than these the millions of supporters she won world over for her cause is the greatest award of her life.

Girl Education

The UNESCO reports that there are more than million girls in the world who are not let to get educated in a school and many factors including poverty, discrimination, conflict, disasters and so on have left many adolescent girls illiterate. This is a serious issue and Malala has sensitized this issue with great responsibility. Hats off to Malala.

Life Has A Cause
Time and again I have always reminded by Malala’s and many such cases that every life does have a meaning in itself, if you are clever enough to find it you are going to have your ‘Nirvana’ in this life otherwise there are more and more lives to come and go until you find that reason.



Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi aka Simple Indian Mom is an Agricultural Microbiologist and helps moms to keep their family and kids naturally healthy both mentally and physically.
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