World Book Day: Madhuri Dixit Praises Malala Yousafzai's Quote On Education

World Book Day: Madhuri Dixit Praises Malala Yousafzai's Quote On Education
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan, was quoted by Indian actress Madhuri Dixit to commemorate World Book Day.

Every year on April 23, the world commemorates World Book Day, a day meant to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.

It's a day dedicated to highlighting the value of books as a means of spreading knowledge, advancing literacy, and inspiring people to read more.

Madhuri Dixit, a Bollywood actress, and UNICEF goodwill ambassador honored the occasion by sharing a quote from Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan's youngest Nobel laureate.

She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012 when she was 15 years old and on her way to school. She overcame the assault and persisted in speaking out, emerging as a universal representation of defiance against injustice.

Malala Yousafzai, a well-known advocate for women's rights and education, made a statement before the United Nations in 2013 advocating for universal access to education. Her adage, "Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world," has come to symbolize the idea that education holds the key to creating a more peaceful and just society.

The comment was posted by Madhuri Dixit, a supporter of children's rights and education, on her social media accounts to draw attention to the importance of World Book Day. She emphasized the value of education, reading, and writing in influencing children's futures and ultimately improving the world.

Dixit, who is renowned for playing iconic roles in Indian cinema, has additionally leveraged her popularity to support educational efforts, notably for female students. In 2014, she was named a UNICEF celebrity advocate for children's rights in India. She has spoken to youngsters in schools as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador about the value of education and how it can transform lives.

The campaign for education by Yousafzai and Dixit is especially important in a world where millions of youngsters still do not have access to basic education. Around 262 million children and youth worldwide are not in school, with girls being disproportionately affected, according to UNESCO. The COVID-19 pandemic recently made matters worse when kids were prevented from going to school because of closures and the digital gap.

Yousafzai and Dixit's message is crystal clear: education is still a vital tool for changing people's lives and building a better society.