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Ashwini honored with Youth Courage award on Malala day

Ashwini Angadi from namma Bengaluru was one of the seven girls awarded  the youth courage award for education on Malala day by United Nations.

Ashwini was born in a poor rural family in Karnataka. She had 100% visual impairment in both eyes. She was discriminated everywhere. She did her 10 years of schooling in special schools, then completed her p.u.c in NMKRV college where she was a rank holder. Even in her B.A. she secured a rank.

She was offered a job in an IT firm, but she declined it to work for the NGO Leonordo Cheshire Disability and helps disabled children in their education.

In the award ceremony, Malala declared that the day should be called Ashwini day instead of Malala day.

Malala Youafzai

Malala is a  teenage activist and blogger from Pakistan.  A Talibani militant tried to assassinate her  in October 2012 for her efforts to promote girls' education. But even after the attack which was almost fatal and has disfigured her face, she did not seek for UK passport. She continued her work in Pakistan.

As the Malala day was being celebrated in UN, some of the main TV channels in Pakistan showed her program live. But most did not. Disparaging comments were tweeted and blogged in Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrive at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on July 12, 2013
. People wrote that she was a CIA agent. They also wrote that her scars on the face were fake.

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