Human rights activist and Nobel Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai, has graduated from the Ivy league, Oxford University in UK.
YouTube shared a 12-second clip of Malala from the special virtual commencement ceremony.
Congratulations on your graduation, @Malala! We're honored to share your words and celebrate you as a member of the unstoppable Class of 2020. #DearClassof2020https://t.co/dajFzsKVHq pic.twitter.com/jB8NQ915nD
— YouTube (@YouTube) June 7, 2020
In her message, the Oxford Graduate stated: “Don’t be defined by what you lose in this crisis but by how you respond to it. You have gained your education, now it’s time that you go out and use it for the betterment of the world. Congratulations to the class of 2020.”
In her speech, Malala spoke about how her last few months at Oxford had been challenging due to the unprecedented lockdown that has been placed world over due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“When I pictured my last few months at Oxford, I saw myself working in the library, studying day and night, and in the end celebrating our achievements with my friends,” she said, adding, “but now I’m in my house, stuck in my room while my brothers interrupt and annoy me.”
She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children, her advocacy has grown into an international movement.
“Don’t be defined by what you lose in this crisis but by how to you respond to it,” she said.
Nobel laureate took part in a star-studded online event to encourage students who missed out on their graduation this year owing to the pandemic.
Other speakers at the online event included Michelle and Barack Obama, Beyoncé, K-pop boy band BTS, Bill Gates and many others.