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Harvard University selects Malala Yousafzai for 2018 Gleitsman Award

Published on November 03, 2018
Harvard University (US) has selected Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai (20) for its 2018 Gleitsman Award in recognition of her work in promoting girls' education.
Harvard University selects Malala Yousafzai for 2018 Gleitsman Award
  • She will be presented with this award at the December 6, 2018 ceremony.
  • The Gleitsman Award provides US $125,000 for activism that has improved quality of life around the world.

About Malala Yousafzai:

  • Malala was born on 12 July 1997 in Mingora city in Swat province of Pakistan.
  • At the age of 11 she had caught international attention as female education activist after writing for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan under pseudonym Gul Makai.
  • Her campaign had led to a Taliban assassination attempt that left her severely wounded after she was shot in the head in 2012.
  • Later she had founded nonprofit Malala Fund to support her work.
  • At present she is a student at Oxford University in England.

Awards and Honours:

  • In 2014, at the age of 17 she was awarded Nobel peace prize, becoming the youngest Nobel Laureate in the history of Nobel award.
  • She had shared this award with Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.
  • She also has been honoured with National Youth Peace Prize (2011), Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice (2012), Simon de Beauvoir Prize (2013), Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought (2013), Anna Politkovskaya Award (2013). United Nations in her honour has declared 12 July as 'Malala Day'.


Q. Which Nobel Prize Winner has Harvard University (US) selected for its 2018 Gleitsman Award in recognition of the person's work in promoting girls' education?
a. Malala Karzai
b. Malala Yousafzai
c. Mala Desai
d. None of the above
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