KARACHI: Malala Yousafzai, an activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, graduated from the prestigious University of Oxford.
Malala participated in an online graduation ceremony, where she was also speaking at. On Sunday the 2020 star-studded Dear Class was streamed live to help fill the gap for this year’s graduating students.
She spoke in her speech about how her last few months at Oxford had been challenging due to the unprecedented lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic that has been placed world over.
“When I pictured my last few months at Oxford, I saw myself working in the library, studying day and night, and in the end celebrating our achievements with my friends,” she said, adding, “but now I’m in my house, stuck in my room while my brothers interrupt and annoy me.”
Malala went on to say that “while this is not the ending we imaged, our education will outlast any part of ceremony”.
“Don’t be defined by what you lose in this crisis but by how to you respond to it,” she said.
Other speakers at the online event included Michelle and Barack Obama, Beyoncé, BTS, Bill Gates, K-pop boy band and many more.