By: MASOOD HAIDER
UNITED NATIONS: World renowned Chinese piano player Lang Lang, who was designated United Nations Messenger of Peace, has paid stirring tribute to Pakistan’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.
“She’s an incredible young lady and I would love to help her in her education projects,” he said when asked about his meeting with Malala.
After a ceremony at the UN headquarters held to designate Lang Lang as ‘Messenger of Peace’ by UN Chief Ban Ki moon, the pianist said: “I was honoured to meet Malala recently. He went on to say he was happy to note that Malala’s book was launched recently and said he would help Malala in every way possible.
Speaking at the ceremony, Lang Lang said he would work with the United Nations “on one of my biggest priorities, global education”.
In his remarks, Mr Ban said that his Global Education First Initiative focused on getting every child in the world in school.
“We still have 57 million school-aged out of school. We have to get them in school; improving the quality of learning; and also fostering global citizenship.”