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Put God first and you’ll never be last says Christian gold medalist


Young Pakistani Christian student Anita Sarfraz has topped in MBA (Health Services Management) from Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, in Islamabad. Rawalpindi –based Anita hails from a family of prodigies. Her mother is a recipient of Pride of Performance award for nursing, her father has held the honor of being champion in athletics at National level.

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“I believe no matter what happens in life … it goes on,” she said as she avers, “Each day is a blessing from God and it is up to us how we handle this beautiful gift and we need to make most of each day as little drops of water make the mighty oceans. Similarly being successful requires that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day.”

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Her recent feat included bagging gold medal. “I am thankful to my God Almighty for His blessings.” Anita quoted the scriptures, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight – Proverbs 3:5-6”

Her academic roving started from Station School No.2. She later went on to study at the Government Post Graduate College. She obtained a Master’s degree in Gender and Women Studies from Allama Iqbal Open University.

“The reason of all my achievements and success is because of my firm belief ‘Put God first and you’ll never be last.’ Throughout my life I have always felt God’s presence and guidance with me. God has truly blessed me much more than I deserve. I want to achieve more in my life and really want to do something great for my Christian community and my country Pakistan,” she said.

“I had leadership potential whether in school, Sunday school or elsewhere I had this spark. I yearned to do something great for myself,” she said. She expressed a great desire to play a valuable role in progression of Christian community in the country. “My parents have always taught me good values by living them. They are God fearing, humble, honest and hardworking. She urges all to strive for betterment. “I believe the journey continues,” she maintains.

“Today’s youth are leaders of tomorrow,” she exclaimed. She urged the youngsters to go all-out to acquire education. “Education is my message for all the young people,” she said. Quoting Nelson Mandela she stated: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“Our Pakistani Christian youth are no doubt improving and achieving a lot in many fields but it’s still a challenge for majority of our Pakistani Christian youth it’s time to wake up from deep slumber. Education is need of hour for all of us because today’s educated youth will turn into tomorrow’s educated community,” she said.