Saturday, 14 January 2012

Arfa Karim Randhawa (1995 - 2012)

It was a sad day when we lost a great mind , a girl with great vision , a girl with dreams . Arfa Karim Randhawa , who remained the world youngest MCP (Microsoft Professional) when she cleared it in 2004 at the small age of 9 only. After which Bill Gates invited her to visit the company's headquarters. 

She received Fatimah Jinnah gold medal in 2005  , Salam Pakistan Youth Award , She also received President's award for Pride of Performance . She was invited to Microsoft headquarters again in 2006 as a part of keynote session in the Tech-Ed developers conference held in Barcelona .

Besides being a professional , she was a poet and she dreamed of a digital valley in Pakistan. Once in an interview she said

“If you want to do something big in your life, you must remember that shyness is only in the mind,”  “If you think shy, you act shy. If you think confident you act confident. Therefore never let shyness conquer your mind.”