Saeeda Mir, brings hope and fame to Pakistan
She won International Book-writing Competition beating over 1,900 students from all over the world.
Islamabad: Sports are not the only arena where battles have been fought. There are youngs who have chosen area more important and challenging than games. One of them is brilliant young, Saeeda Mir, belongs to politically and financially deprived Gilgit-Baltistan. Saeeda Mir is a Bachelor of Arts (BA) student at the Federal Government Margalla College for Women, Islamabad. Like many other young girls and boys, she had leave her house and came to Islamabad for endless struggle due to lack of educational institutions in the area. Saeeda Mir not only continued her regular studies but participated in different competitions, including 2nd International Essay-writing Competition, and won Rs30,000 cash prize and a certificate. She also participated in the International Letter-writing Competition 2010. Recently she brought hope and fame to the country wining an International Book-writing Competition organized in The United States by beating over 1,900 students from all over the world and She has received a six-year educational scholarship from the Hawaii Institute, USA. It is the first time that any Pakistani has won the international book writing competition since it began. Since we media do not have time to look for the good things happening proving 'good news is not news' , Saeeda Mir's great achievement was not only ignored by the government but we media even did not pay attention. However, we must give credit to The News reporter reporting Saeeda Mir's achievement. Talking to The News Saeeda Mir said: "I don't need any reward from the government, but it should at least give me an 'appreciation letter' to encourage me." As report published, Government took notice and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani invited her along with her father Mirbaz Khan to the Prime Minister's House to acknowledge her achievements. "The youth of Pakistan symbolise hope and bright future of the nation. They are immensely talented and what they need is the provision of a conducive environment and facilitation to demonstrate their talent," Said the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister said Saeeda Mir had made people of the country proud.She was an example of a beacon of light for the rest of youth especially girls. He said the government was committed to empowerment of women and had introduced various reforms at political, administrative, legislative and economic levels to enable them to play their role in the national development. He also mentioned the Gilgit-Baltistan mpowerment & Self-Government Ordinance in accordance with the long-standing demands of the people of region. Saeeda Mir said she was touched by the Prime Minister's gesture of appreciation for her. She added that there was a need to encourage talent and give chances to the youth to demonstrate their abilities. She said the development of backward areas and provision of educational opportunities should be the prime focus of the government's policies.The Prime also present prize of five hundred thousands to Saeeda.