Malala Yousafzai debuts on Twitter

New Delhi: Malala Yousafzai, a renowned women’s rights activist yesterday joined micro-blogging-site Twitter. The 19-year-old sent out her first tweet yesterday morning. Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala has spent years fighting for girls around the world to get to go to school and now she is a high school graduate.

“Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me,” she wrote. “I’m excited about my future, but I know that millions of girls around the world are out of school and may never get the opportunity to complete their education.”

She founded the Malala Fund to raise money for girls’ education initiatives. Two years after she was shot, Yousafzai became the youngest receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize. “Each girl’s story is unique — and girls’ voices are our most powerful weapons in the fight for education and equality,” she tweeted.

Yousafzai became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate in 2014, when she was recognised for her advocacy of the right of all children to education. Her campaign led to a Taliban assassination attempt near her home in Swat that left her severely wounded. She went to Britain for medical treatment.

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