Malala Yousafzai invites PM Modi to Nobel ceremony in December


Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, speaks at Birmingham library in Birmingham, central England October 10, 2014. Pakistan’s Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has again urged the prime ministers of Pakistan and India to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to be held in December and to keep aside the bilateral differences for the progress of both nations.

She also called on them to spend more on children’s education.

In a recent interview with PTV in UK, the 17-year-old said that she would spend her share of $1.1 million prize money on educations projects in Pakistan.

“We have to work together as 57 million children are still out of school in Pakistan. My dream is that every Pakistani child gets quality education,” web news portal Daily Times on Saturday quoted her as saying.

“I was in my chemistry class and then the teacher came and told me that I have won the Nobel Peace Prize. All the teachers and students gathered in the assembly and I nervously made a little speech before them,” she recalled.

Explaining the activities of the Malala Fund that she had set up, she said that the aim of the fund is to ensure education facilities to all children in Pakistan.

The fund is also supporting 25 orphan kids in a project run by an organisation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, she added.

She said that in her meetings with global leaders like President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth, she persuaded them to invest and focus on children’s education.

About her stay in the UK, Malala said: “It’s true that I live abroad but my heart and mind are in Pakistan. I have special feelings of love for Pakistan. Here in the United Kingdom, there is a lot of cold but in Swat we used to enjoy four seasons.”


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