Sparkistan is an initiative taken by Atlas Battery to show the immense talents of the unsung heroes of Pakistan.
While our country has the highest youth bulge with massive potential, the heroes and high achievers usually go unnoticed amidst the ‘terror news’ and negative triggers on mainstream media. Not all superheroes wear capes and Atlas Battery took the initiative to discover such stars of Pakistan by traveling all over the country. It is showcasing the stories of 15 Sparkling Heroes who are contributing to promote the positive image of Pakistan with their extraordinary abilities.
#Sparkistan Anthem – Extraordinary Citizen Inspiring Pakistan
Posted by Atlas Battery on Sonntag, 22. Januar 2017
1. Dr. Naeem Taj
Dr. Naeem Taj from Rawalpindi is a Surgeon with specialization in general/laparoscopic surgeries. The Guinness Book of World record has issued, surgeon Dr. Naeem Taj of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Hospital, a certificate recognizing his major achievement of removing the World’s Longest Gall Bladder (5,568 stones from a 25.5cm gall bladder) through laparoscopy. Not just that, after receiving the certificate he was awarded another certificate for removing the Longest Appendix from a child which was 21cm long.
Revealing our first unsung hero, the Guinness World Record holder for removing the largest gall bladder, Dr. Naeem Taj. #Sparkistan
Posted by Atlas Battery on Sonntag, 29. Januar 2017
2. Muhammad Ali – Roshni Helpline
Muhammad Ali from Karachi is the founder of Roshni Helpline, which is a non-profit and non-government organization (NGO) which came into existence in 2006. The founder of the Network, Muhammad Ali is a human rights activist who, for more than 20 years, has worked on the issues of human rights of children, women, and ethnic minorities.
Roshni Helpline works to protect children and women from exploitation at all levels and in all forms i.e. trafficking, abuse, sexual violence and exploitation; to helping families in search, recovery and reunification of lost and trafficked children, and offering of immediate psycho-social support for both – the affected children and families.
Our second unsung hero of #Sparkistan is Muhammad Ali of Roshni helpline. He has helped many homeless and lost children by providing them with safe shelter.
Posted by Atlas Battery on Sonntag, 5. Februar 2017
3. Samar Khan
Samar Khan is the first woman in the world to cycle on top of Biafo Glacier. She’s an athlete, cyclist and an explorer and works as a social activist to encourage youth to break stereotypes and set the trend for ‘Adventure Sports’ in Pakistan. In July, Samar Khan had become the first woman in the world to cycle atop 4,500-meter-high Biafo Glacier in the Karakoram Mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan. The athlete has been awarded several certificates by Tourism Department of Gilgit-Baltistan. She had also cycled 1,000 kilometers from Islamabad to Pakistan-China border in ten days.
Our third hero of #Sparkistan is Samar Khan who has proven that there's nothing that a woman can't do in today's world. She's a cyclist who managed to overcome the difficult terrain of Biafo Glacier. Our well wishes to you Samar and a job well done.
Posted by Atlas Battery on Sonntag, 12. Februar 2017
4. Nazir Sabir
Nazir Sabir is a Pakistani mountaineer. He has climbed Mount Everest and four of the five 8000m peaks in Pakistan, including the world’s second highest mountain K2 in 1981, Gasherbrum II 8035m Broad Peak 8050m in 1982, and Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) 8068m in 1992. He became the first from Pakistan to have climbed Everest on 17 May 2000 as a team member on the Mountain Madness Everest Expedition led by Christine Boskoff from USA that also included famed Everest climber Peter Habeler of Austria and eight Canadians.
Our next hero of #Sparkistan is Nazeer Sabir. The spark in him led him to climb the highest peaks across the world, Mount Everest and K2. He's a role model to all of us showing us that with willpower, a person can overcome all the hurdles and hardships to achieve the target.
Posted by Atlas Battery on Sonntag, 19. Februar 2017
5. Aneeqa Bano
Aneeqa Bano and her husband Afzal Rasool are the two individuals who are impacting lives of hundreds by providing deaf children with an education and safe shelter in Gilgit-Baltistan. Narjis Khatoon Hearing Impairment School is a Project of Narjis Khatoon Health and Education Welfare Foundation Skardu. This is an NGO, focused on working for the deaf particularly and the special children as well. This is the first organization in this area committed to working for the development of deaf people.
Unveiling our next hero, Aneeqa Bano and Afzal Rasool, two individuals who are impacting lives of hundreds by providing deaf children with an education and safe shelter. The resolve and spark in them to help the disabled has led them all this way to a successful mission with their school project.
Posted by Atlas Battery on Sonntag, 26. Februar 2017
6. Azima Haider Zaidi
A 21-year-old girl with a physical disability who makes use of prosthetic limbs. Besides her disability, she took her life, not as a challenge but a blessing from God. She was selected as a YES (Youth Exchange and Study) exchange student and got a lifetime opportunity to travel to U.S and exchange culture like an active Pakistani ambassador. She is also interested in arts. She said,
“I observe other people who’re living in more harsh and unprivileged conditions than I do, and that actually makes me feel a whole lot better. To me, my family, friends and all those who’ve helped me in some way are closest to my heart. I am and will always be appreciative towards them!”
Our sixth hero of #Sparkistan is Azima Haider Zaidi, a 21 years old girl with a physical disability who makes use of prosthetic limbs. She's an artist who has managed to inspire thousands of people around her through her hard work even after facing such difficulties in life.
Posted by Atlas Battery on Sonntag, 5. März 2017
7. Rooma Syedain and Siblings
Syedain siblings have done Pakistan proud by becoming the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals in the world.
- Rooma became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified professional. She gained and achieved many of the Microsoft certified modules, including the Microsoft Certified Information technology professional, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, along with 15 months’ experience in the networking field.
- Inam Ali Syedain has taken another leap forward to beat his sister’s record as the world’s youngest Microsoft Professional of the world. He is the world target record holder, a Microsoft certified Information technology professional, also becoming a Microsoft certified technology specialist and Microsoft certified Solutions Associate.
- The youngest of the Syedain siblings beat his brother and sister to become the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 8. Subhan passed the certification on the first attempt while studying in Class 1, going on to become a Microsoft record-holder – an Information Technology Professional and Solutions Associate.
Roma Sayyedian and her siblings are the #Sparkistan heroes for this week. They hold the record for being the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals across the globe. Their record has brought Pakistan in the global limelight for producing such qualified IT professionals. Entire country is proud of your achievements Sayyedain siblings!
Posted by Atlas Battery on Sonntag, 12. März 2017
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