NEW YORK: Pakistani education crusader Malala Yousufzai and US President Barack Obama’s elder daughter Malia have been named among the 16 most influential teens of 2013 by Time magazine for their spectacular achievements and passion, media reported.
The Time magazine’s list, released on Tuesday, comprises young singers, sports stars, technology and science whiz kids, authors and media icons who have become a source of inspiration for youngsters across the world.
Also on the list is singer and pop icon Justin Bieber.
The 16-year-old education activist, who was among the top contenders for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, was awarded Glamour’s Women of the Year award yesterday.
The irresolute Malala, who aims to become prime minister of Pakistan one day, is committed to carry on her mission of promotion of girls’ education despite threats by the Taliban insurgents who shot her in head last year in Swat valley.
The brave daughter of Pakistan has won the European Union’s annual human rights award, Children’s International Nobel Award and 2013 Ambassador of Conscience award of Clinton Foundation.