OSLO: The school uniform Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousufzai wore when she was shot in Swat in 2012 will be put on display at the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway.
According to a press release issued by the exhibition centre, the uniform was made part of Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2014 on Malala’s wish.
“My school uniform is very important to me because when I was going to school I would wear it. The day I was attacked, I was wearing this uniform. I was fighting for my right to go to school, I was fighting for my right to get education. Wearing a uniform made me feel that yes, I am a student, I am doing it, practically. It is an important part of my life, now I want to show it to children, to people all around the world. This is my right, it is the right of every child, to go to school. This should not be neglected,” the Nobel laureate said in an interview for the exhibition.
Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center Bente Erichsen said Malala’s blood-stained uniform was a strong and heartbreaking symbol of the forces many girls are fighting for the right to go to school. “The uniform has been kept by the family since the attempted murder in October 2012, and we are grateful that Malala has chosen to show it to the public in our exhibition,” the director said.
Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition is an annual production that spans a mere eight weeks, from the announcement in October to the Nobel Days in December. This is the tenth consecutive Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition, filling the entire first level of the museum in Oslo, Norway.
Kailash Satyarthi and Malala were awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
The two Nobel Peace Prize laureates will inaugurate the exhibition on December 11. It will open to the public the next day at noon.
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