Islamabad, Oct 7 (ANI): Former England footballer David Beckham has presented a Pride of Britain award to sixteen-year old education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for protesting about education rights for girls.
According to The Nation, Yousafzai was nominated by thousands of members of the public for her courage in standing up against the terrorists, just a year after they attacked her and almost killed her.
UNICEF ambassador Beckham was so impressed by her bravery he immediately agreed to present the award to her, the report said.
Malala giggled about David's height as they lined up for the presentation, and said excitedly that she did not know Beckham would be there.
However, Malala quickly recovered her composure and was soon quizzing the star about his role as a UNICEF ambassador, the report added.
Malala's story has stunned millions around the world and she could be named as the youngest-ever recipient of a Nobel Prize later this month, the report further said.
Taliban gunmen shot the schoolgirl last October in an attempt to silence her calls for girls to have equal access to education where she lived in Pakistan's Swat Valley, according to the report. (ANI)