India honours Malala with a mural
NEW DELHI: The youngest Nobel-Laureate Malala Yousufzai has been recently honoured with a mural painted in India alongside several female icons, for her work against inequality.
Malala came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012, Malala continued campaigning on the world stage and in 2014 became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner.
She was recently in Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, held from January 22-26, and during her visit met a number of global leaders and CEOs to seek their support for education for girls.
“It’s not one person’s job to do this. I can’t send all girls to school, it would be nearly impossible but what I can do is send as many as possible, what is in my potential, I will do that,” Malala stated in her address.
Malala’s desire to work for Indian girls
In a recent interview with news agency PTI, Malala said she is very excited about expanding her Gulmakai Network to India, where she would want to work with the local people as they best understand the local issues and can suggest necessary solutions as well.
the young activist agreed the issues were very much the same in India and Pakistan with the two being one country before and having the same culture.
Malala said, “The support that I have received from India has been overwhelming and I want to thank everyone in India for their love and support. I get so many letters of support from India”.
Recalling one such letter, she said there is one girl who sent her a letter saying she wanted to be Prime Minister of India.
Malala’s mural painted in US in 2014
A mural of human rights activist Malala Yousafzai posing in the style of US WWII cultural icon Rosie the Riveter.
Anat Ronen, the artist behind the beautiful mural, painted it in May 2014 at the Avis Frank Gallery in Houston, Texas.