By Ahmad Jawad
Writer is Chief Visionary Officer of World’s First Smart Thinking Tank ” Beyond The Horizon” and most diverse professional of Pakistan. See writer’s profile at http://beyondthehorizon.com.pk/about/
Like many others I was quite inspired by Civil Services since childhood. The fascinating stories how candidates are selected through the toughest competition in the country for Civil Services Academy. The authority, respect, privileges attached to Civil Services with the scope of governing & ruling the country carry its own charisma.
It was 25 Jan 2017 morning when I started my travel for Civil Services Academy Walton Lahore. It was heavy rain and hail storm during the drive. I enjoyed the weather and entered the prestigious institution of Civil Services Academy to find the students standing on the stairs of complex to enjoy the weather. I was escorted to the auditorium hall, close to hall I heard the singing voices coming out of hall. 250 Students coming from diverse background of Masters, PhDs, MBBS, Engineers, Harvard, Oxford and different parts of rural & urban origin with prominent female presence were enjoying the weather by singing together, it was a very pleasant sight. Best learning comes under happiness and I could see the happiness on the corridors, walls, rooms, offices, lawns and dining area.250 Students belong to 44 course of Civil Services Academy and they serve 12 cadres of Civil Services including police, foreign service, district administration, customs, Tax, Information service and Finance. The entire class was in a very happy mood to enjoy the weather. Here I was standing between the class and weather with a presentation ” Impact of Social Media and Digital Information – Challenges and Solutions with a special focus on governance”. My first task was to catch their attention with interesting presentation which could add to pleasant mood of audience, I think I managed to accomplish it in next one hour with interesting statistics, Images, videos, cutting edge quotes and interactive audience.
A delicious lunch with the students and staff was the last activity.
Some of the most brilliant brains who start their career from Civil Services Academy as their first learning step, how they can carry on with their brilliance and vision to transform is a challenge and opportunity both. 250 Students of Civil Services Academy are those who will join the foundation pillar of governance at various positions.
Here are some clips from this great experience.
میرا سول سروسز اکیڈمی لاہور میں لیکچر دینے کا خوشگوار تجربہ