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Arfa Karim Randhawa
Arfa Karim Randhawa was born in 1995 in Jatt Randhawa family was a student from Faisalabad in Pakistan, who in 2004 at the age of 9 years, became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals in the world, a title she kept until 2008. She was invited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in USA.S. Somasegar, the vice president of the Software Development Division, wrote about it in his blog.She also wrote a poem about Bill Gates.
On returning to Pakistan, Arfa had numerous interviews on almost all of the country’s known television channels and newspapers. In August 2005, Arfa Karim received the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology, presented by the Prime Minister of Pakistan at that time. She also received the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award again in August 2005 by the President of Pakistan.Arfa Karim is also the recipient of the President’s Award for Pride of Performance. This is a very high level civil award granted to people who have shown excellence in their respective fields over a long period of time. Arfa is till now the youngest recipient of that award ever.
Arfa Karim has also represented Pakistan on various international forums, she was invited by the IT Professionals of Dubai for a stay of two weeks in Dubai. A dinner reception was hosted for her there, which was attended by the diagnostics of Dubai including the Ambassador of Pakistan. During that trip, Arfa was presented with various medals and awards. She also flew a plane in a flying club in Dubai at the age of 10, and received the first flight certificate.
In November 2006, Arfa was invited by Microsoft to be a part of the keynote session in the Tech-Ed Developers conference held in Barcelona. The theme of the conference was “Get ahead of the game” and Arfa was presented as a true specimen of being ahead of the game. She was the only Pakistani among over 5000 developers in that conference.
As of 2011, at the age of 16, Arfa Karim is studying at Lahore Grammar School Paragon Campus in her second year of A Levels. She suffered from cardiac arrest after an epileptic seizure on December 22, 2011 and was admitted to Lahore’s (CMH) in critical condition.
On January 2, 2012 Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani visited the hospital with his daughter Fiza Batol Gilani to inquire about the health of Arfa Karim Randhawa. On January 9, 2012, Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, has made contact with Arfa’s parents, and directed his doctors to adopt “every kind of measure” for her treatment.
On January 13, 2012, the condition of world’s youngest MCP Arfa Karim is improving and some parts of her brain have shown signs of improvement. Arfa fell desperately ill last month and doctors say she has suffered brain damage, leaving her in a coma at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Lahore. Her father, Amjad Karim Randhawa, said Microsoft had raised the possibility of flying Arfa to the US for care.
On January 14, 2012 16 years old passed away at 9:50 PM at (CMH) Lahore.
Solution 2 for creative writing
A Tribute to the Nation’s Pride
Arfa Karim Randhawa
2 February 1995 – 14 January 2012
One of the most refined brains of our times, a young girl who made headlines when she made her mark by becomeing the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in the world when she was just nine years, nine months and 11 days old in 2004.
The entire nation prayed as she struggled between life and death for almost a month and mourned profoundly when she passed away on January 12, 2012, at the tender age of 16. She will always be missed and everyday millions of prayers will be sent to her from a nation that saw with utmost pride and awe when she conquered a difficult task – that of becoming a Microsoft Certified Programmer – and achieved global fame.
She brought with her hope and confidence and left for us a lesson that the future generation will benefit from. She was a visionary and had the dream of building an institution for education of poor children to help them achieve excellence and fulfill their dreams. Her father in an interview on TV after her passing away said that he will not mourn but cherish her memory as she came in this world to give a message and that he will continue to follow her path and with God’s help he will achieve it too.
At the age of 10, Arfa Karim was invited to visit the Microsoft Head Office in USA on an invitation to meet the Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates.
She was invited by Microsoft to be a part of the keynote session in the Tech-Ed Developers conference in Barcelona in November 2006. She was the only Pakistani among over 5,000 developers in that conference, themed “Get ahead of the game”.
She was also the youngest recipient of the prestigeous Presidential Award – Pride of Performance. She was also awarded the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in Science and Technology.
The brilliant teenager passed away after complications resulting from an epileptic stroke. Pakistan media reports say that Karim went into a coma on December 22 after suffering an epileptic attack and cardiac arrest.
She was admitted for treatment at Combined Military Hospital in Lahore and was on life support at the Intensive Care Unit when she suffered a tracheotomy complication.
Condolences poured in from around the world. Microsoft’s Founder Bill Gates, who offered to pay for Karim’s treatment, told the family he was sad to learn of her death and for the loss of such a rare talent.
Her funeral prayers were attended by the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif along with a large number of military officers and civilians.Funeral prayers were offered on Sunday in Lahore before her body was taken to her native village Ram Dewali, Faisalabad for burial.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said “Arfa’s centre of gravity was wanting to improve human resource development by focusing on education”. He also thanked the CEO of Microsoft Corporation for his offer to help in her treatment.
She left us with a message about her philosophy of life, repeated many times by all who met her and saw or heard her interviews:
“If you want to do something big in your life, you must remember that shyness is only the mind,” she said. “If you think shy, you act shy. If you think confident you act confident. Therefore never let shyness conquer your mind.”
May Allah be with you Arfa and may you rest in peace….