Malala Yousafzai the youngest Nobel laureate who received the noble prize in 2014 at the age of 17 for the right to education for girls, the Pakistani education activist, recently, received the honorary citizenship of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday by the president of Canada Mr. Justine Trudeau. Malala is the sixth person to receive this honorable title till date. Recently, she has also received the honor and regarded as UN Massengernger of peace by the United Nations, the highest honor award for the right to education for girls in the world.
As matter of fact, the first person to receive this title was a Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who was honored with the title posthumously in the year 1985 for saving thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II. The second person was the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims the Aga Khan, following Nelson Mandela, then the 14th Dalai Lama, and Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar leader. In conjunction to this, to receive this honor Malala said, “I’m humbled to accept honorary citizenship of your country.” she received several standing ovations and applaud from members of the public and parliamentarians in the house of Commons.
Malala Yousafzai said, “While I will always be a proud Pashtun and a proud citizen of Pakistan, I’m grateful to be an honorary member of your nation of heroes.” Further, she added and laughed, “Though I still require a visa, but that’s another discussion.” Yousafzai told, “It is not just an honorary citizenship of Canada; it is also being Canada’s friend, and I warmly accept it.”
Further, she said, “I want to thank Canada for its passion for girls’ education, for its passion for humanity, for refugees, and for standing up for women’s rights, and for peace.” She said, “You are a true example to the world of what it means to stand up for humanity, and I’m hopeful you will inspire many more countries and many more leaders to follow your footsteps.”
It is evident that Justine Trudeau said that Malala Yousafzai story was inspirational for a number of people. He told in the ceremony, “All the violence you survived at the hands of the Taliban didn’t deter you as it would have so many others.” He added, “You stood even stronger in the face of oppression; your passion for justice only intensified.”
The first-time Yousafzai came into the international limelight when she was attacked by Taliban gunman who shot her in the head near her school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The attack by Taliban was the revenge for being straight forward to the group who hinder the girl’s education. Justine During the ceremony of honorary Canadian citizenship, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Malala, your story is an inspiration to us all.” He further added, “For bravely lending your voice to so many, we thank you. From this day forward, we are all proud to call you Canadian.”
Canada’s Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef tweeted, “So honored to be standing with Malala Yousafzai to engage students on education and gender equality.” a Member of parliament and Party leadership candidate Michael Chong warmly welcomed Malala to Ottawa and said, “a courageous example for women everywhere who face oppression simply because they are women.”
While addressing the Canadian Parliament on Wednesday, Ms. Malala urged Canada to make a central theme of girls education for its G7 presidency in 2018, to fill the entire world with global education to prioritize and fill the gap with the funding as well for 12 years of education for refugees: ” I stand with girls, as someone who knows how it feels to have your right to education taken away and your dreams threatened. I know where I stand. If you stand with me, I ask you to seize every opportunity for girls’ education over the next year.” Malala Yousafzai the Nobel Peace Prize winner is called on the Canadian govt. to make efforts to prioritize education for girls and refugees.
Justine Trudeau the Prime Minister of Canada introduced Ms. Malala in this manner he said, “the newest and possibly bravest citizens of Canada.” He describes how Malala survived the attacked by Taliban in the year 2012 when she was leaving school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley for her sincere efforts for the girl’s education and being straight forward to the group who oppose this agenda. Mr. Justine Trudeau said, “As the world prayed while she recovered, we were reminded that a bullet is no match for an idea; that in the face of evil, what is right and what is good will always prevail.”
What else to be delineated, Malala’s sole motive is dedicated to the education of girls in the developing countries to raise the funding for education to bring the leaders of the world together for girls to go to school. More power to you girl and we wish your genuine efforts pay you off in a positive manner. We hope you find this post informative, visit our website for more and latest updates and don’t forget to like, comment, and share. Keep reading keep motivating!!