New York: Pledging to devote her life for education of girls, Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai has said she does not want to be known as the girl -- the Taliban tried to kill but as -- "the girl who struggled for her rights."

Malala invokes Gandhiji in her UN speech

"The attack on October 9 was just a part of my life. I want to work hard; I want to sacrifice my whole life for the education of girls," Malala said, addressing Pakistan's UN Mission in New York said.

"And to be true, I want to say that I don't want to be the girl who was shot by the Taliban, I want to be the girl who struggled for her rights," she said.

She made the remarks, a day after giving a widely acclaimed speech at the UN. The UN appearance was Malala's first public speech since the Taliban targeted her in an attack and shot her last October in a bid to end her campaign to get girls into schools.

(Agencies)

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