Malala Yousafzai Twitter debut takes Twitterati by storm

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Yousafzai became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate in 2014, when she was recognised for her advocacy of the right of all children to education.

Malala Yousafzai (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: Malala Yousafzai, a renowned women’s rights activist on Friday joined micro-blogging-site Twitter.

 The 19-year-old sent out her first tweet on Friday morning. Within hours she has over 3,50,000 fan following.

Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala has spent years fighting for girls around the world to get to go to school and now she is a high school graduate.

“Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me,” she wrote. “I’m excited about my future, but I know that millions of girls around the world are out of school and may never get the opportunity to complete their education.”

Yousafzai has excelled at school and is awaiting the results of her A-level exams next month. She has been offered a place to study at Oxford University.

She has chosen to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

She founded the Malala Fund to raise money for girls’ education initiatives. Two years after she was shot, Yousafzai became the youngest receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize.

“Each girl’s story is unique — and girls’ voices are our most powerful weapons in the fight for education and equality,” she tweeted.

Yousafzai became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate in 2014, when she was recognised for her advocacy of the right of all children to education.

Her campaign led to a Taliban assassination attempt near her home in Swat that left her severely wounded.

She went to Britain for medical treatment.     

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