I have been little late to write blog on PASHA ICT Award ceremony 2011 held few weeks ago, this is because of my illness and lazyness both:).
The Overall PASHA ICT award ceremony was reasonable. There were awards in different categories and I am glad to share with you that our Folio3 product for android named “SmartNS” wins the runner up prize. I have the honor of being the architect of this application.
The award ceremony includes some short snippets of jokes/entertainment/concerts stuff in between award announcement to entertain the folks in the ceremony. Madam Jehan Ara performs compering stuff while Rabia Ghaarib take charge of entertainment activities. Steve Jobs famous Standford university address was also played at the ceremony, after which Madam Jehan Ara vows to follow steve jobs innovation and creativity.
Overall it was good ceremony but I would suggest to make PASHA more proactive in improving IT industry in pakistan. Just listening to Steve Jobs would not make us innovative and creative. In fact we would need to leave following others. One example that I saw in the ceremony that we make ceremony like western concerts. How about if we bring innovation in ourself and start making our ceremony with new eastern style rather than western one and start speaking in our own mother tongue rather than western language.
Below are some pictures of the ceremoney: