Malala, from Blogging to Nobel Peace Prize

9:01 AM Shetty Anirudh 6 Comments

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So one of the Bloggers came up with a topic "Can writers bring out Social change?"


First name that came to mind was "Malala Yousafzai"
a girl who wrote her way to Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize 2014
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While Girls of her age thought of Cinderella, Barbie & Pretty dresses, 
She wrote for a Revolution in her province.

Malala Yousafzai was born and brought up in Swat valley of northwest Pakistan before she had to leave her homeland.
 
At the age of 12, in 2009 Malala Yousafzai started Blogging in BBC(British Broad Casting)


When the Taliban went around destroying schools and edicted a law against Girls going to school, Malala wrote against it.

She wrote by the pseudonym "Gul Makai"

She is an Living Example of the quote "Pen is mightier than the sword", or in this case Guns.

Gun fire was all that was heard in those days in Swat valley, Pakistan.


She was petrified, but she wrote!

The titles of some of her Blog posts read as follows:

Episode # 1: 3 JANUARY 2009 : I AM AFRAID

Episode # 2: 4 JANUARY 2009 : I HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL

Episode # 3: 5 JANUARY 2009 : DON NOT WEAR COLORFUL DRESSES

Episode # 4: 14 JANUARY 2009 : I MAY NOT GO TO SCHOOL AGAIN

Episode # 5: 15 JANUARY 2009 : INTERRUPTED SLEEP

Those posts can be read here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19899540

That is not all, the pseudonym didn't help her as Talibans came to know of her identity.

She was shot by a Taliban while on her way back from School on 9th Oct 2012. 

The bullet went through the foreskin of her head into her shoulder. 

The whole of the world was in shock and waited for days, as she remained unconscious. 

Her treatment started in Peshwar, the bullet was removed. Yet she was in danger, and was shifted to Rawalpindi for further treatment. She recovered from her coma in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, England where she was taken for rehabilitation. After more surgery and treatments she came out healthy.
SHOT IN THE HEAD & SURVIVED, this Girl had a greater destiny to achieve.

Today at the age of 17, she shares Noble Peace Prize with Indian Child activists Kailash Satyarthi

If this doesn't prove Writing can bring a difference, nothing can.
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6 comments:

  1. She made blogging worth of peace you made blog woth reading....

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    1. Thanks Rakshitha.
      Glad you liked it. :)

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  2. Great piece of information dude. Enjoyed reading it.

    Highly inspirational post for every bloggers. I am sure anyone can bring a positive change if they are really into it.

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    1. Thanks Gowthama.
      Your feedback means a lot.

      Keep reading.

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  3. Yes, Anirudh,
    She did it!
    We heard it!
    Let her tribe increase!
    Well written piece.
    Keep writing
    Best regards
    ~ Philip

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging words.

      Keep reading :)

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