Arfa Karim – A Tribute To An Amazing Personality
Arfa Karim was born on 2nd February 1995. She was known as the Pakistani student as well as computer prodigy and at the age of only 9 years old she became the Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in the whole world. Moreover, Arfa Karim was also invited by the founder of Microsoft known as Bill Gates.
Arfa Karim was born in a villageof Chak No.4JB Ram Dewali in Faisalabad. When she became Microsoft Certified Professional she gave several interviews to television as well as newspapers.
On 2nd August 2005, Arfa Karim was presented an award i-e Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in the special field of Science and Technology. Moreover, she also received an award i-e Salaam Pakistan Youth Award in August 2005. Because of her incredible achievements Arfa Karim was made as a brand ambassador for Pakistan Telecommunication Company in January 2010.
HER REPRESENTATION AT INTERNATIONAL FORUMS:
If we talk about her representation at various international forums then she proudly present Pakistan on numerous international forums. Moreover, she also attended various conferences like Tech-Ed Developers Conference. In that conference, she was only Pakistani who presented Pakistan among almost 5000 developers.
In 2011, Arfa Karim was studying in second year of A-Levels and she suffered from the cardiac arrest. Then she was admitted to Combined Military Hospital in Lahore. Furthermore, in 9th January 2012, founder of Microsoft Bill Gates offered her parents for her treatment. Bill Gates arranges a special panel of international doctors for her treatment. on 13th January 2012,she started to recover and some important parts of her brain showed different signs of improvement.
Unfortunately on 15th January 2012, Arfa Karim 16 years old died at Combined Military Hospital in Lahore. Her funeral was arranged in Cavalry Ground in Lahore and then at Faisalabad at the same day. In additionally, her funeral was attended by Chief Minister of Punjab i-e Shahbaz Sharif and she was buried at her own ancestor village i-e Chak No. 4JB Ram Dewali, Faisalabad. On 16th January 2012, Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has changed the name of famous Software Technology Park to the Arfa Karim Technology Park.
On the whole Arfa Karim is considered to be an extraordinary person and she was truly an asset of Pakistan.