Remembering the Pride of Pakistan: Arfa Karim
We live in a part of the world that is called a men dominating society. Girls really need great courage and guts to live up to their dreams if they want to change the shape of the world. Even in these tough circumstances Pakistani women have always astonished the world by thinking out of the box in their limited sources. Among these emblems of progress and prosperity was Arfa Karim Randhawa the pride of the nation.
The girl who brought the name of Pakistan in upfront of the world left everyone awestruck by becoming world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at an early age of 9 was born in Faisalabad on 2nd February 1995. Arfa was one unique and brilliant child met and impressed the Microsoft executives including the founder Bill Gates after earning the world’s youngest MCP title. Arfa won the MCP title in 2004 and kept that until 2008.
The computer genius was fighting with epileptic stroke and cardiac arrest that damaged her brain when she was admitted to the hospital in December 2011. The 16-year-old girl stayed in coma for 26 days and died on 14th January 2012.
The computer prodigy Arfa Karim who represented Pakistan around the world with her incredible skills aptitude had received many honorable national and international awards for her contributions. She was honored with Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal from the then Prime Minister of Pakistan and she was also the youngest recipient of President’s award for Pride of Performance.
The girl who plunged the entire nation into grief by her early demise will live forever as a pride of Pakistan.