A16 year old Pakistani girl; Malala Yousafzi, showed the world, at her tender age, that age isn’t the only ripeness factor but true conscience as well. It’s not the number of years or age that determines the maturity of human being but the positive virtue and integrity in oneself. The bullet of extremist hit her but missed her brain; they could not even penetrate the tender skull of the girl, for she was so strong in her belief. Heard that god never punishes good doer and never lets that doer leave the world with unfinished task, and to Malala; they proved. Now she is an International icon of courage and an advocate of education for girls.
She began as an anonymous blogger sharing her life to the outside world, about her life. Living in a hostile environment where gun shots were the only music, cries; the only emotions, injustice; the only justice, prayers; the only song, happiness; the most unattainable state, man; the only treasured live and woman; that other live least cared. Through her blog, she shared how the girl child’s were denied of education; the basic right of every being and how the girls’ schools were destroyed. And that’s how she gained world’s attention along with extremist’s death threat which finally turned into action on 9th October 2012.
Also she proved wrong, the whole idea of hostile environment, bad company and societal trauma in the negative upbringing of children. Nothing is good or bad, being positive is what you reap positive though sometimes negativity may act detrimental in ruining your positive thoughts. Going through her life, she didn’t had receptive environment, all she could see was anger, killing, societal disharmony and community disarray and yet beautiful rose from a thorny plant. All kudos goes to her parents for the beautiful upbringing of a beautiful individual with positive and celestial thoughts for those less fortunate ones and being so supportive on her journey of selflessness. May all children see such love, affection and support from their family and may we be blessed with another Malala or many of her kind.
Recently, on her exclusive interview with Indian media house, NDTV; which claims to be first Indian media to interview her, she shared her life before and after 9th October 2012 so vividly. The most touching was about the day she was shot. That morning, while on her school bus, two boys in twenties stopped the bus and as one talked with the driver, the other looked around for her, shouting who is Malala? She says, that guy shot her on head even before she could say, Yes, I am Malala. Listening to her stories, I wondered about my intellectual calibre at her age, which definitely won’t be fraction of hers. She is definitely the bravest girl of her age, and the Icon of courage.
Later, when she was asked, are you afraid of Taliban? With so much of composure and coolness, she said, I sometimes get scared of the ghost but not at all of Taliban and that very say raised Goose bumps all over my body. She continued saying, even if they come to kill her, she would tell them what they are doing is wrong and that education is our basic right. On the right to girls education and women , I remember her catchy quote “in our society we love shoes, but hate the people who make those shoes”.
A girl of her age can be seen eating Cadbury chocolates, playing with Barbie dolls, Singing rhymes and nagging her parents. But this wonder girl is seen fighting for the right of education for children of the world, and almost at the end of the show, she said one day she want to become Prime Minister of Pakistan and work on education for all and relation with India. With such charismatic capability and courage, I don’t see any reason why she can’t live her dream. I admire her courage, her composure and wish her all the luck.