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MALALA DAY – Celebrating the Brave Achiever that is Malala Yousafzai

Team StoryWeavers|November 20, 2020, 09:05 IST| 45

Malala Yousafzai stunned the world surviving a gunshot to her head on her way to school. Shot by the Taliban along with two of her other friends for the sole reason that they were girls still attending school, she recuperated only to become an activist for female education and supported millions of children, specially girls in their venture to gain their right to education.

Just 20 years of age, she has inspired nations, women and children from all corners of the earth to stand up for their rights.

Here are a few of her achievements in the last one year:

  1. In March 2018, Malala announced her next book – We Are Displaced: True Stories of Refugee Lives that will be published on 4 September 2018. The book is about refugees, and will include stories from her life.Profits from the book will go to Yousafzai’s charity Malala Fund.
  2. Malala started her course in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford in August 2017
  3. She received an honorary doctorate along with her father from the University of Ottawa on April 12th, 2017
  4. On 29th March 2018, Malala returned to Pakistan for the first time since the shooting in 2012 and met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and mentioned that it is her dream to return “without any fear”
  5. In 2017, Malala was designated as the official United Nations Messenger of Peace. She is the youngest UN peace messenger ever
  6. For her constant endeavour to educate young girls Malala was given the Ellis Island International Medal of Honor.
  7. On 7th July, 2017, Malala joined Twitter to share her messages of peace, women’s rights, speaking up against poverty, child marriage and war.

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Ankita Dutta is a STORYWEAVER at BYJU’S. Avid reader and writer by day, a classical singer by night, Harry Potter nerd, a film aficionado, and the classroom joker in her yesteryear. Ankita believes that words can influence to a point where they change personalities and ideologies. Wish to contact her about intriguing debates, writing trends and stories? Drop in a mail to [email protected]

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Becoming A High Quality Woman

August 3, 2019

Thanks a ton for this particular piece of writing. I will talk about it with people I know.

Khushi Prasad

June 21, 2019

Such a proud feeling to see such types of woman in our country . Our country needs these types of woman.☺️

Suraj singh

March 5, 2019

I became Ur fan mam

Sulagna dash

September 28, 2018

[email protected]


August 14, 2018

very great

Kaustubh Purohit

August 12, 2018

Very brave, courageous & fearless MALALA I salute you. God bless you in every walk of your life.Thank you Byjus.


August 10, 2018

Thank You Malala… for supporting us girls. I am amazed by ur brave story..


July 24, 2018

Everybody should get an opportunity to drench themselves in the magic of learning ,no matter what human category .
Nothing in the world makes one human more righteous to this magic than the other . People like Malaya are actually thriving more Malalas to make the world give up this wrong delusion of theirs.

Sai nirchitha

July 24, 2018

You’re a voice for millions so happy that someone would change the ordthodox thinking of people ✨✨????✨✨


July 21, 2018

“the lotus grows between mud”.Malala you are best example of this.
You are so brave that you fought against Taliban one of the greatest
destruction group in the world. You are role model for everyone.

Yashmit Vaish

July 19, 2018

Malala yousafzi you are a really inspirational and great personality


July 19, 2018

She is unique in her thoughts and ways. Hatsoff

Anushka Goswami

July 18, 2018



July 17, 2018

I have read your autobiography (I am Malala). It was really touching.You are very courageous .
All the best


July 17, 2018

Your autobiography has made me realise how lucky l am. Love you a lot and keep inspiring.☺️


July 17, 2018

Malala you are inspire me a lot ??????????

Sakshi yadav

July 17, 2018

Malala you inspired me a lot.
And you are a very brave girl.
keep it up .


July 16, 2018

hi malala,
you are a great inspiration for all of us .


July 16, 2018

Malala you are inspire me a lot ??

Vikram Snair

July 15, 2018

Lakshmi house good job


July 15, 2018

Dear Malala,

“If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?”
These words of yours truly changed my way of thinking. From a young age, though there is no stereotyping in our country- India, it somehow grew on me that there were somethings girls did and some girls didn’t. But after reading your book, I felt that instead of grumbling about how unfair certain things were, I could stand up and voice my opinion against them.

In the yesteryears, I used to -and still- have long debates with my friends about why a girl can’t be respected for what she is. As a fellow Muslimah, I understand the rules we must follow and accept it wholeheartedly, but others forms of stereotyping girls as weak and foolish really angers me. Then I started talking back to people, reasoning out with them.

Just last year, I was reading your book -“I am Malala”, and a few boys in my class really didn’t understand what the book was about. I couldn’t believe that they hadn’t heard of you! They thought it was just another book I was reading and began singing the word “Malala” in a really irritating way.

At first, I ignored it and then, since we were on our lunch hour I stood up and spoke about who YOU were and what YOU had done. When the boys heard the fact that you had survived a gunshot to the head, they really were ashamed about what they had done. A few girls even began to clap! At the end of my small speech, many people began asking for the book and a good many of them even finished reading it!

Anyway, I think on that day I really felt proud of being a girl! I really look forward to reading your new book – “We Are Displaced: True Stories of Refugee Lives”. I really wish I could have a signed copy!

InsaAllah, one day I wish I could meet you too. You really have been a great inspiration to me and countless other girls in the world. I really admire the fact that you are really that one in a million person, who uses her social media for a good cause. You taught me that nothing is impossible and injuries can only deter you not make you give up.

Yours Sincerely,


July 15, 2018

Hi, Malala you are inspiration to Girls students
Who can come up in life. So, you can give lectures
In Famous University’s. One Day you will be the
President of the Country, like Great Man
Mr.Abdul Kalam. God Bless You.

Abhigyan mohan

July 14, 2018

Malaya, you are stunning and wonderful. Keep it up!


July 14, 2018

Malala you are an inspiration to millions. Salute you for your bravery in such a small age. You are one of the best role models for young girls and boys. I even thank Byju’s for such wonderful information.

Adhna nazha vs

July 14, 2018

Dear malala, you are amazing.
I learnt about you.

Baishali Bhattacharjee

July 14, 2018

U r awosom


July 13, 2018

Malala now a days ur one of the role model to
to every one including me …..
We all salute to ur brave ☺☺☺☺☺????


July 13, 2018

I always used to believe and woul always believe that god is hidden in sculptures or stones but are hidden in true humanbeings and you are surely one of them.I am proud to have a sisiter like you because according to me -“all people are my sisters and brothers, but only those who are worthy to be called humans..”
I am glad to enjoy and celebrate this day but I wold be more glad and happy , when all our sisters are proud enough to say that “I AM A GIRL”. And would be courageous enough to fight against the inequalities against them. The more no: MALALAs are born , smiles will bloom on more no: of faces .The day every parent would be
proud to have a girl and the day when no girl would regret on her faith would be the real “MALALA DAY”.Every person is born to do something great ,its not only you or me….
Lets all take an initiative from our side to make this day possible . And our sister malala has taken such a big initiative . Now its our TURN.

With love
From your Indian sister

Aishwarya anand

July 13, 2018

Yes,it’s unexplainable i.e she does so


July 13, 2018

Malala you are the role model for many girls

Mousumi Bhattacharjee

July 13, 2018

It is a very proud feeling that a girl like
MALALA YOUSAFZAI stood up like this for the rughts
of every child and every women!?
But it will be infact great if the whole world
stand up for their own rights and fight against every injustice
anywhere.. I’m sure MALALA will be very happy ti see that
After all a THREAT to JUSTICE anywhere

Shubhrojit Bhattacharjee

July 13, 2018

It is a very proud feeling that a girl like
MALALA YOUSAFZAI stood up like this for the rughts
of every child and every women!?
But it will be infact great if the whole world
stand up for their own rights and fight against every injustice
anywhere.. I’m sure MALALA will be very happy ti see that
After all a THREAT to JUSTICE anywhere


July 13, 2018

Thanks a lot miss Malala sister for Awearing people


July 13, 2018

Dear Malala you r just amazing!I don’t now what am I living for when I listen about girls like
U r my inspiration and obviously every sing girls’example to fight for her rights?????.I fell
that I am now one to appreciate you after knowing ur achievements


July 13, 2018

The spirit of humanity…. Malala. ? I salute..

gaurav saxena

July 13, 2018

dear malala you are best example for every girl of the world, you are very brave and great girl of the world


July 13, 2018

Malala you are such an inspiration for me and the world. It is through people like you that change the world. Hope and wish the best for you in your upcoming years.

Sukanya Jha

July 13, 2018

Malala is really a great inspiration for the youth and girls like me. She is a power house of bravery, she has a great potential to fight out every situation
I salute you Malala, your sacrifice for the upliftment of girls will never go in vain. This fight started at a small place but now has spread up everywher.
I promise that we will never fear anything and will work to our fullest potential and make the whole world proud of me.
Thank you Byjus that you have created such a wonderful platform to celebrete such a wonsderful girl’
Thank you

Parnikaa. S

July 12, 2018

You are doing great job… U r really an true inspiration for all the young and peace messenger ❤❤❤❤I really wish to walk in you r path. Luv uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ❤❤??

Tehzeeb Hayat

July 12, 2018

Malala you inspire me a lot and you are someone I look upon to


July 12, 2018

Malala Yousafzai is my favourite and inspiring person to me?????

Priyanshi Jain

July 12, 2018

Dear malala you are amazing. Keep it up?????????????

divya teja

July 12, 2018

Dear malala yousafzai
In my byjus learning tree I read about you. It says that you were shot for standing up for girls rights.When I read this I felt so bad because I can’t believe that Taliban could do sucheck a thing to a brave girl like you. I was thinking about how it was so important to be fearless and brave because your winning is important.You are a wonderful role model for a student like me.So I really appreciate you for fighting for girls education otherwise we couldn’t be educated. Thank you so much for the sacrifice.

Sincerely your
Divya teja

Gabriel James, Grade 8, carmel, chalakudy

July 12, 2018

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” …
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” …
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” …

These are the quotes of Malala ….


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