Kerala invites Malala Yousufzai for ‘Onam’


Thrissur: Moved by Pakistan Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai’s social and contribution towards humanity, Kerala school students have invited Malala to join them for Kerala’s harvest festival ‘Onam’ next month.The children from class I to XII and belonging to different schools and of various backgrounds from the sleepy village of Koonamoochy in the district have sent her a letter along with the invite for ‘Onam’, the most popular of all festivals in the state, falling on August 27 and 28.

They are members of a student’s group ‘Shreyas Vidyarthi Koottayma’ which had been staging various programmes based on 18-year old Malala’s activities.The students were being motivated by Malala’s example and her thrust on education despite various odds, P J Staiju, Co-ordinator of the group and a Sanskrit teacher of the Mattam Higher Secondary School, told a National News Agency. ‘We have staged various programmes based on Malala’s activities so that young children will be inspired’, he said. a letter has been sent on their part to Malala on 20th July.