Lahore based, Pakistani Christian Roger Nazir’ project “Customer Analyzer” wins Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016. “I was selected by my University to compete in the MICROSOFT IMAGINE CUP which was held on 14 April, 2016 at Arfa I.T Tower, Lahore. By the grace and blessings of God, my project CUSTOMER ANALYZER was termed as one of the BEST Software Project,” he exclaimed.
While further disclosing about his project, Roger N said: “My project Customer Analyzer (Software) reads any given person’ face and tells the person’ gender and mood at the run time.” He won the competition at Punjab level, while competing with 25 groups. He also went on to compete at national level and won the Microsoft Imagine Cup at Pakistan level. “God is good to me. Now I have the opportunity to present my project at International level,” he said resolutely.
Microsoft Imagine Cup is an international technology programmers’ competition, which presents the students with an opportunity to join forces and fashion applications, games and integrate solutions.
Roger is currently, studying at FAST-NU, Faisalabad. He is a student of B.S. (Software Engineering & Computer Programming). “At the moment I am studying my last and 08 semesters. Next month I will complete my final semester and complete my 04 years degree in Software Engineering & Computer Programming.”
Once done with his studies, he says he has an ardent desire to develop the software in imaging technology. “I have passion to develop the software in Imaging Technology. In Pakistan, there are few Software Engineers and Computer Programmers who are working in this field.” He went on to say, “There is dire need in Pakistan to work and develop this Imaging Technology as we are very behind in this field than other countries. I want to develop the field of Imaging Technology in Pakistan. I want to become an asset and important figure in IT field in Pakistan.”
The distinguished prodigy has his heart full of praises of his Lord, says “This is all for the glory and praise of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
When asked about his brought up, he said, “My parents have trained me in godly manner. I am proud to be follower of Jesus Christ. My father Nazir Iqbal is employed in WAPDA. I am blessed to have great parents who devoted their lives for us that we should get higher education and walk with Lord Jesus Christ in our daily lives and to be great example for others.” He said, his mother has been instrumental in his success so far, “My mother Kausar Nazir has played great role, she used to drop and pick us up at school daily.” He adds, “I have one elder sister and two younger brothers.”
Roger’ heart aches at the dwindling situation of the Christian youth in Pakistan. “When I see our Christian youngsters are addicted to drugs, alcohol and are illiterate, I feel sorry for them. I want to convey my message to them, that they are so precious members of this society.”
He promptly, advised the Christian youth, “They should not spoil their lives instead they have to work hard to be useful and potential members of Pakistani Society. I am an ordinary young man,” he asserted, “God has blessed me with distinction that I won the Microsoft Imagine Cup at National level out of above 100 groups all over Pakistan.”
What’s more, he has a fervent desire to serve the hard-up children. “I also want to do mission work for the children of the less privilege and poor people to open school for their academic education. I think that God has blessed me with good education and I can earn good money and I want to be a blessing for others who do not have source of income in order to afford education expenses of their children, so that they become useful citizens of Pakistan.”