Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Malala Yousafzai included in World's 100 Most Influential People




Malala Yousafzai
US Weekly Time Magazine presents its annual list of the World's 100 Most Influential People. Time Magazine included the name of young student Malala Yousafzai of Swat Valley Pakistan in the list of world's hundred most influential people in its special edition of 29 April to 06 May 2013. Malala who is not only being the only Pakistani among this list but another important aspect is the fact that the image of Malala is put on Times Magazine’s cover page.

In the list released by Time Magazine, selected Malala has been selected in 'Icon' category. Names of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Britain's Princess Catherine Middleton  were also added in the same category. This list includes Titans, Icons, Pioneers, Leaders and Artists from around the world. Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan and Bishop of Rome Pope Francis are also included in this list.


It is the tradition of Weekly Time Magazine from the last ten years that it publishes special edition every year containing the list of world's hundred most influential figures. Special Edition Cover of Year 2013 contains seven pages.

In addition to Malala Yousafzai, photos of famous Indian film star Aamir Khan, Hollywood Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, US Senator Rand Paul have been published on cover page.

Aamir Khan

Magazine writes that Malala is now where she wants to be: back in school. The Taliban almost made Malala a martyr; they succeeded in making her a symbol. The memoir she is writing to raise awareness about the 61 million children around the world who are not in school indicates she accepts that unasked-for responsibility as a synonym for courage and a champion for girls everywhere.

Today she is a student secondary school in UK. Although getting quality education has become easier for her but struggle to provide proper education to other educationally deprived children still continues.

Time magazine's online edition adopted a unique way to pay tribute to these Top-100 personalities. World’s well known personalities wrote introduction of these hundred people. Daughter of former U.S. President Bill, Chelsea Clinton wrote introduction of Malala Yousafzai., Jay Z has an introduction by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Jennifer Lawrence has written the introduction by famous Hollywood actor Jodie Foster and famous musician AR Rehman presented introduction of Aamir Khan.

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