According to Ahmed Bilal Masud, deputy chief executive officer of Huawei Pakistan, there is no replacement for devotion and hard work as seen by the success of Pakistani students who attend schools without walls in the international Huawei competition.
He was speaking during a ceremony honoring the winners of the sixth Huawei ICT Competition for 2021–2022, Sateesh Kumar, Bhagchand Meghwar, and Iqra Fatima.
In Shenzhen, China, for the competition’s Global Final, they were successful in defeating competitors from across the globe.
The attendees were informed that Bhagchand Meghwar is from a village in the Dadu district while Mr. Kumar is from a distant village in Tharparkar that is not even seen on maps.
“This proves that now, nobody in Pakistan can say that they lack resources, internet at homes or there was not enough support to make a name,” Mr Masud said, adding that, “these gentlemen did not even have walls in the schools they went to for initial learning.”
Similarly, he said the third member of the winning team was a female. “When she can fight the odds why not others,” he added.
While the other two members had studied Mehran University Jamshoro, Ms. Fatima is from Bahawalpur and attended that university for her undergraduate studies. Huawei announces the competition every year, beginning at the local level, to inspire new college students and recent graduates to thrive in information technology (IT) services.
Six of the approximately 12,000 applicants in Pakistan in 2021 were selected, and Huawei managers created two teams for Pakistan: team 1 and team 2. Team 1 was captained by Sateesh Kumar and maintained its winning trend to defeat rivals in the global final. More than 2,000 universities and 150,000 optimistic students from 85 different nations and regions participated in the competition.
The first prize in the competition was $20,000 for the winning team, along with mobile phones for each participant. Public Relations Director Wu Han said the success of the 2021 competition has shown that there was huge potential of growth among Pakistani youth.