Malala become youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner

Malala become youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner
Malala become youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner

Malala Yousafzai become the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize today – and the 17-year-old has set her sights on becoming Pakistan’s prime minister in her future.

Speaking ahead of today’s ceremony in Oslo, Norway, the 17-year-old said she hopes to pursue a career in politics after finishing her education in the UK.

Malala was presented with her award at a star-studded ceremony, attended by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Queen Latifah and the Norwegian royal family.

 

Winner: Children’s rights activists Malala Yousafzai, 17, has become the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, at the ceremony in Oslo today

Celebrity guests: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Dana Elaine Owens, better known as Queen Latifah, attend the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony

Seal of approval: Also in attendance were Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon
Seal of approval: Also in attendance were Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon

‘I want to serve my country and my dream is that my country becomes a developed country and I see every child get an education,’ Malala told BBC HARDtalk.

 ‘If I can serve my country best through politics and through becoming a prime minister then I would definitely choose that.’

 

Arriving in Norway with friends and young activists from Pakistan, Syria and Nigeria, Malala met thousands of children and walked the streets of Oslo ahead of the ceremony.

Malala  and fellow winner, Kailash Satyarthi of India, hold up their  Nobel Peace Prize medals during the award ceremony
Malala and fellow winner, Kailash Satyarthi of India, hold up their Nobel Peace Prize medals during the award ceremony 

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai delivers inspiring speech
 
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan receives her  award from Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan receives her award from Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway

‘I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not,’ Malala said as she received the award in Oslo’s ornate city hall on the anniversary of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel’s death.

Addressing being the youngest ever recipient Malala said: ‘I am pretty certain that I am also the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize who still fights with her younger brothers.

‘I want there to be peace everywhere, but my brothers and I are still working on that.’

Shortly after her speech, the awards ceremony was disrupted by a protester who ran onto the stage as she was presented with her award.

Malala was jointly awarded the honourable prize with children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi
Malala was jointly awarded the honourable prize with children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi

The 17-year-old Pakistani girls' education activist  Malala during her inspiring speech at the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony
The 17-year-old Pakistani girls’ education activist Malala during her inspiring speech at the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony

The overwhelmed 17-year-old Pakistani girls' education activist Malala puts her hands to her face during the ceremony
The overwhelmed 17-year-old Pakistani girls’ education activist Malala puts her hands to her face during the ceremony

 A young man waving the Mexican flag stormed the stage but was quickly interrupted by security and later arrested.

Oslo Police said the man is a medical student from Mexico who applied for asylum in Norway yesterday, a few weeks after arriving in the Scandinavian nation.

The man’s motive is not yet known, but he was seen trying to say something to Malala on stage in Oslo, Norway this afternoon.

After the young man was removed by security, the ceremony honouring the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize continued as normal.

Malala was jointly awarded the prize with and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi.

The youngest winner in history, Malala, poses with her Nobel Peace Prize at the City Hall in Oslo, Norway
The youngest winner in history, Malala, poses with her Nobel Peace Prize at the City Hall in Oslo, Norway

Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan proudly holds her medal high during the ceremony
Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan proudly holds her medal high during the ceremony

Guests of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai from left rear, Nigerian, Amina Yusuf, Syrian, Mezon Almellehan, Pakistan's Kainat Soomro, school friend, Shazia Ramzan, centre front, and school friend, Kainat Riaz, right, applaud as Malala Youzafzai enters the hall for the start of the presentation ceremony
Guests of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai from left rear, Nigerian, Amina Yusuf, Syrian, Mezon Almellehan, Pakistan’s Kainat Soomro, school friend, Shazia Ramzan, centre front, and school friend, Kainat Riaz, right, applaud as Malala Youzafzai enters the hall for the start of the presentation ceremony

Miss Yousafzai became a household name after her campaigning for girls’ right to education led to an assassination attempt by the Taliban two years ago, and has worked tirelessly as a human rights campaigner following her recovery.

Malala currently lives with her father, mother and two brothers in Birmingham, attending a local school.

She has since written a book, I Am Malala, spoken to international audiences and on television and has been been showered with human rights prizes, including the European Parliament’s Sakharov Award.

Miss Yousafzai was barely 11 years old when she began championing girls’ education, speaking out in TV interviews.

Interruption: The Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony was disrupted by a protester who ran onto the stage as children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai was presented with her award
Interruption: The Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony was disrupted by a protester who ran onto the stage as children’s rights activists Malala Yousafzai was presented with her award

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony disrupted by Mexican flag protest
Coup: The awards ceremony was rudely interrupted by a young man who stormed onto the stage 

The young man  waving Mexican flag is led away by security after attempting to get on stage with Nobel Peace Prize winners
The young man waving Mexican flag is led away by security after attempting to get on stage with Nobel Peace Prize winners

The Taliban had overrun her home town of Mingora, terrorizing residents, threatening to blow up girls’ schools, ordering teachers and students into the all-encompassing burqas.

She was critically injured in October 2012, when a Taliban gunman boarded her school bus and shot her in the head.

A bullet narrowly missed her brain and she was later airlifted to Britain for specialist treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where she underwent numerous surgeries and made a strong recovery.

In September the Pakistani military arrested ten men, all part of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), for the attempted murder of Malala.

Hundreds of guests attended the Nobel banquet, a traditional dinner after the Nobel Prize awarding ceremony at the Stockholm City Hall
Hundreds of guests attended the Nobel banquet, a traditional dinner after the Nobel Prize awarding ceremony at the Stockholm City Hall

Diners seated throughout the hall in Stockholm where the Nobel banquet has been held since the 1930s
Diners seated throughout the hall in Stockholm where the Nobel banquet has been held since the 1930s

The meal (pictured) is usually followed by dancing and festivities at the nearby Golden Hall
The meal (pictured) is usually followed by dancing and festivities at the nearby Golden Hall

Waiters can be seen bringing out meals to the diners, with royalty, prize winners and their partners seated in the middle
Waiters can be seen bringing out meals to the diners, with royalty, prize winners and their partners seated in the middle

Nobel chemistry laureate Eric Betzig (right) arrives for the banquet with Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria
Nobel chemistry laureate Eric Betzig (right) arrives for the banquet with Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria

Royalty: Princess Christina of Sweden waits for dinner to be served at the Nobel banquet
Royalty: Princess Christina of Sweden waits for dinner to be served at the Nobel banquet

Diners sit at the 'honor table', where prize winners and their partners are placed for the traditional banquet
Diners sit at the ‘honor table’, where prize winners and their partners are placed for the traditional banquet

Patrick Modiano, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature, pictured during the banquet
Patrick Modiano, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature, pictured during the banquet

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden chats to diners from her position on the honor table
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden chats to diners from her position on the honor table

Sofia Hellqvist and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden smile for the camera during the Banquet
Sofia Hellqvist and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden smile for the camera during the Banquet

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai (front) and Kailash Satyarthi (back) wave from the balcony of Grand Hotel during a torchlight procession
Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai (front) and Kailash Satyarthi (back) wave from the balcony of Grand Hotel during a torchlight procession

Malala from Pakistan makes a peace sign and Kailash Satyarthi puts his hands together in response to the  cheers and applause from the crowd  before attending the Nobel Banquet in Oslo, Norway
Malala from Pakistan makes a peace sign and Kailash Satyarthi puts his hands together in response to the cheers and applause from the crowd before attending the Nobel Banquet in Oslo, Norway

Her fellow recipient, Satyarthi, who is credited with saving around 80,000 children from slave labour sometimes in violent confrontations, kept a modest profile in Oslo and even conceded to being overshadowed by Malala surrounded by admirers.

‘I’ve lost two of my colleagues,’ Satyarthi said about his work.

‘Carrying the dead body of a colleague who is fighting for the protection of children is something I’ll never forget, even as I sit here to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.’

Nobel Prize winners in literature, chemistry, physics, medicin eand economics are currently gathering in Stockholm, due to receive their prizes from the King of Sweden later in the day.

Family members of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, attend the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony
Family members of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ right to education, attend the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony

Her supporters have been celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize organisation's decision to honour Malala Yousafzai
Her supporters have been celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize organisation’s decision to honour Malala Yousafzai
Malala's fans cut a cake, surrounded by balloons, as they celebrate her Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded for her brave stand to promote girls' right to education
Malala’s fans cut a cake, surrounded by balloons, as they celebrate her Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded for her brave stand to promote girls’ right to education

 

Malala become youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner


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