October 30, 2012 · 0 Comments
“I am Malala” — around 100 children claimed, as they crowded around the Gandhi statue on the Marina Beach on Saturday morning. Students of several schools in and around the city pledged support to Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by Taliban earlier this month for campaigning for education for girls.
It was the hope of creating positive vibes that made the students wake up early on a weekend to travel, some as far as 50km, to the Marina. “I admire her courage. It takes a lot of guts to stand up to people with guns, knowing fully well that they can hurt you very badly. I wanted to join the mass prayer and hope that it will make Malala well,” said M Hamritha Kokila Kripa, a Class 11 student of Shree Niketan Matriculation School.
By Web Editor