Malala Yousafzai speaks to Twinkle Khanna in an exclusive interview.
You might know about Malala Yousafzai being shot in the face by a Taliban gunman because she dared to speak up against the schema for women’s right to education.
Hearing her tell the event in her own words is a psychological experience, one that moved Twinkle Khanna to tears.
Beginning Tweak India’s very first anniversary celebrations at the first-ever Tweak Summit, the 23-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner recounts to Khanna her unbelievable route to worldwide popularity.
When she finally gained consciousness in a hospital in Birmingham, where she had been flown for life-saving surgery, she was amazed to see cards featuring messages of hope and uniformity from every corner of the world. “Really? So people know something has happened to me? There were cards from India, Japan, Mexico… and then I realised, ‘wow’ I’ve received global support.”
Committed was the young girl to the ideal of education, that even on the day that she won the Nobel Peace Prize along with India’s Kailash Satyarthi, she firmly insisted on completing her school day.
Her dedication to the cause and decision to speak out for those without a voice drives her to this day. When Khanna asks if world leaders are intimidated by her, Yousafzai drew the discussion back to the cause closet to the heart, specifying, “Not sure, but I think all I know is that when I go and meet them, I will highlight the issues that girls are facing.”
Watch their heart-to-heart video where she eases the agonizing days after her attack, speak about the uniformity and assistance she received from individuals worldwide and for sure, for the peeks of her life as a student at the University of Oxford. Turns out, Malala Yousafzai is a fan of cricket, and even played her college team ‘once or twice’.