‘Ray of hope’: Remembering Arfa Karim on her 8th death anniversary
January 14 marks the 7th death anniversary of Pakistan’s first youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Arfa Karim Randhawa.
In 2004, Arfa became the youngest MCP at the age of nine. At the age of the 10, Arfa was granted pilots license and also had her name mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records.
She also represented Pakistan on various international IT forums including the TechEd Developers Conference.
In 2011, at the age of 16, Arfa suffered a cardiac arrest and epileptic seizure that damaged her brain. She passed away days later and rests at Chak No. 4JB Ram Dewali in Faisalabad.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar offered tribute to the IT genius saying that she is a ray of hope for the existing generations and also for generations to come.
Social media users are also remembering Arfa and paying their tributes
‘Proud daughter of the nation’
#ArfaKarim Today is the 7thdeath anniversary ofone of the icons that will always be missed.She left us early when Pak needed her the most.U r the proud daughter of the Nation.She brightened the countrys name by becoming the youngest MicrosoftCertified professional atthe age of 9 pic.twitter.com/X4rxvCGq0c
— Ahsan Shehzad Mir(احسن شہزاد میر)🇵🇰 (@AhsanShehzad619) January 14, 2019
‘Pakistan is proud of you’
#ArfaKarim's 7th Death Anniversary being Observed Today. At the age of 9 she became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. Pakistan 🇵🇰 is proud of you #ArfaKarim #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/9vEkCIdc3W
— Ahsan Khan (@Iamahsankh32) January 14, 2019
‘True hero of Pakistan’
— Chaudhry Sabeeh ?? (@sabeehasghar) January 14, 2019
Here is an Arfa Karim quote to motivate you
"If you want to do something big in your life, you must remember that shyness is only the mind. If you think shy, you act shy. If you think confident you act confident. Therefore never let shyness conquer your mind" #ArfaKarim pic.twitter.com/qRyGlRqm1L
— Nabeel Ahmed 🕸️ (@HopeNabeelKhan) January 14, 2019
‘There is no footprint too small to leave a mark on this world’
"There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world."
Words that reminded me of Arfa Karim who left the world much too early, but she surely made it better with her presence.#ArfaKarim
May her legacy of brilliance always inspire our children#MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/l5Wi22ctIO
— Mutbahir Hussain (@Shah_Mutbahir) January 14, 2019
For her genius, Arfa was awarded Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan. She also received Fatima Jinnah Gold medal in the field of science and technology and Salaam Pakistan Youth Award.
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