CHENNAI: A 17-year-old Muslim girl from Pakistan named Malala Yousafzai is celebrated across the globe today. Though young, she has an undaunted spirit and a strong conviction that made her speak out to make education possible for girls.
Chennai Public School, Thirumazhisai, acknowledged the work of Malala and celebrated her accomplishment by naming October 14 ‘Malala Day’. The whole exercise was to invalidate the myth that young girls cannot have international acclamation. Every child will not only draw confidence and inspiration but will learn to stand up for their convictions.
One thousand students from Classes I-X came together to make a human chain to symbolise Malala’s work. Students made a formation representing Malala holding aloft a book. The school aspires to develop more Malalas.
Conceived by school Principal Stella Pauline Punitha and ably coordinated by the coordinators Lakshmi Venkat, Radhika, Rachel Renuka and headmistress Dr Meenakshi, the day saw all the students, particularly girls, emulate Malala in their spirit and movement.