Actress Somy Ali hails the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai on International Literacy Day

Actress Somy Ali lauds the Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai on International Literacy Day. The actress referred to Malala’s fight for women’s education with the Taliban and also expressed grief over the capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban.

Bollywood actress Somy Ali known for films like Anth, Andolan, Agnichakra and her affair with Salman Khan is currently in the news for her statement on International Literacy Day. On 8th September the world celebrated International Literacy Day to raise awareness about the importance of education in transforming society. The actress shared her views on education and its importance and lauded the Nobel Peace Laureate, Malala Yousafzai for her efforts in empowering women. Talking Malala Somy Ali said, “When I think of education and its significance, I think of Malala Yousafzai. To be actually shot in the head solely for wanting girls to pursue an education is a concept so bizarre to me that it appalls and infuriates me to no end,”

Later she talks about the importance of education and of the teachers that impart education to us. “Yes, one learns real life lessons from experiences and from deception, yet, without knowledge or education, there is no chance of progression towards a career or being successful. Be it a textbook, a memoir, or a novel, books are a key part of our existence. And, for me personally, teachers or professors should be worshipped for the career they chose,”

She seemed worried and helpless about the current situation of Afghanistan being captured by the Taliban. She added, “Having said that, with the recent developments pertaining to Afghanistan, my heart is shattered as to what the girls and women’s plight will be because of those barbaric Taliban. They have already removed women from workplaces, and this is just the beginning,”

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