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Portrait of Malala unveiled at National Portrait Gallery London

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The portrait of Malala Yusafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai took to Twitter and shared the portrait of Malala Yousafzai by Shirin Nishat.

The portrait has a poem inscribed on it that is written by a Pashto poet Rahmat Shah Sayel. Shirin Nishat is a New York-based Iranian visual artist. “We are grateful to the artist for creating this wonderful piece of art depicting strength, resilience, and courage,” wrote Malala’s father in a tweet.

Another Twitter user Nadir Cheema also shared the portrait on his Twitter account. He informed that the poem was written before the attack on the Malala Yousafzai.

The poem inscribed on the portrait is dedicated to Malala Yousafzai in which the poet is enjoying the rebirth of the ‘Malala of the Maiwind’.The poet has paid rich tribute to the resilience, bravery and the courage of a young lady in his poem.

Malala Yousafzai was brutally injured in a terror attack by Taliban militants in Swat when she was returning from school in Swat on 9th October 2012. After a prolonged treatment, Malala survived fatal injuries.

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She has been a strong advocate of girl’s education. Despite a life-threatening incident she is adamant to continue her mission for the empowerment and education of women. Her resilience and determination have made her an international icon.

Malala Yousafzai has utilized prestigious platform like the United Nations to encourage the world leaders to make the girl’s education in their country a priority. She has visited several Rohingaya’s and Syrian refugee to ensure that the young refugee girls can continue their study even in devastated living settlements.

Malala Yousafzai in collaboration with the government of UAE has built a girl’s school in Swat that was burnt by Taliban militants.