The people of Pakistan are literate enough to discriminate between right and wrong which have been proven by the young brave girl of Swat namely Malala Yusufzai. The girl is just 13 years old and she stood up to protect the rights of the girls’ education.
She raised her voice and championed the cause for the people of Swat against the sufferings and the cruel act of Taliban. The brave Pakistani child did this by writing a dairy to BBC without disclosing her real identity. The young girl included the name of Pakistan in the nomination list, as she was nominated for prestigious International Children Peace prize which made her to be the first girl of Pakistan to be nominated for the prize. The Pakistani girl became a voice of the girls of Swat and her bravery has made every single Pakistani proud of her. She is just an 8th grade student and proved to be literate enough to get nominated for the award out of 98 children. During the terror of Taliban Malala Yusufzai used to wear ordinary clothes and the books were hidden under her shawl so that she can safely reach to the Khushal School and college of Swat for attending her classes.
The girl survived to live in Mingora Swat which was ruined by Taliban and turned out to be peaceful after the military operation of 2009. When Malala Yusufzai was made aware of her nomination she felt honorable for herself and above all for Pakistan. The people of Pakistan are peaceful and only demand for love and peace and this has been showed to the world by the act of young Malala Yusufzai. Desmund Tutu a Nobel laureate of South Africa announced the nomination for the prize. Five nominees were announced of which one a Pakistani girl is our Malala Yusufzai. Although she didn’t get a prize as it was given to a handicapped girl of South Africa but rather than feeling depressed on losing her dream price she is still determinant to fight for the education of girls and to fulfill the cause for which she stood up.
The Pakistani girl impressed people more when she gave her statement after the handicapped girl received the award. Malala Yusufzai was asked that how did she feel of not getting the prize? Malala generously answered that she is happy for the winner as the winner is a special child and still she is fighting for the rights of children. It does not matter that Malala Yusufzai did not win the prize but she won the hearts of every Pakistani. She gave courage to other Pakistani that when she being a child and a girl can stand up for the rights than why cannot us. A role our government played was that the Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani gave her 0.5 Million Pakistani Rupees as Prize money. She is the first ever young girl who has been honored in such a way. The award has been named on her as ‘National Malala Peace Prize’ and will be awarded to children with extra ordinary achievements and capabilities annually from now on.
Now that is an achievement!