Press Esc to close
Thursday 19 January 2017
News updated at 2:21 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.9°C
Min : 15.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Campaign for Nobel to Malala

Washington, Nov 13, 2012, PTI:
An online campaign has been launched in the US asking leaders, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to nominate Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize, with 11,000 people supporting the cause in just three days.

First launched in Canada, some 115,000 people have joined similar campaigns in France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Spain and India.

Malala, 15, was shot in the head by the Taliban for running a girls’ education campaign in the Swat Valley of Pakistan against their wishes.

At present, she is undergoing treatment at a British hospital. Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize close on February 2013.

“As an educator and board member of a non-profit building schools in South Sudan, it is an honour to petition Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to nominate Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize,” Bonnie Lloyd, an adjunct professor of Sociology at the Rochester Institute of Technology, said.

Lloyd is leading the campaign on Change.org after being inspired by Malala’s courage in standing up for girls in the face of Taliban violence and by the subsequent global outpouring of support for the young activist.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
PWD labourers paint the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Shymabazar in Kolkata...

PWD labourers paint the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Shymabazar in Kolkata...

Army personnel perform martial arts during a 'Know Your Force' mela at Morhabadi ground...

Army personnel perform martial arts during a 'Know Your Force' mela at Morhabadi ground...

Madame Tussauds' designers apply the final touches to the wax figure...

Madame Tussauds' designers apply the final touches to the wax figure...

Devotees walking at a Pantoon bridge during the annual Magh Mela at Sangam in Allahabad...

Devotees walking at a Pantoon bridge during the annual Magh Mela at Sangam in Allahabad...

Indian Army's mighty tanks move at Rajpath during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade...

Indian Army's mighty tanks move at Rajpath during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade...

A sand sculpture of Virat Kohli with a message wishing him and the Indian team luck...

A sand sculpture of Virat Kohli with a message wishing him and the Indian team luck...

Stunt performers ride a motorcycle and a car on the walls of the 'Well of Death' at the Magh...

Stunt performers ride a motorcycle and a car on the walls of the 'Well of Death' at the Magh...

Magdalena Kammermeier works on a snow sculpture of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

Magdalena Kammermeier works on a snow sculpture of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

A labour watering a model of Peacock which is made with flowers ahead of Republic Day Flower...

A labour watering a model of Peacock which is made with flowers ahead of Republic Day Flower...

Students paint their faces as tiger during a tiger programme for Inter-school Tiger Fest...

Students paint their faces as tiger during a tiger programme for Inter-school Tiger Fest...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523