Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I am Dawood Khan Batozai from Loralai Balochistan. I have done my masters in International Relations and am currently doing my job with Mercy Corps International. I got my basic education from my village school and masjid and then joined the Balochistan Residential College Loralai. Being a mediocre student in the beginning, I got the top level positions in BRC after having come to know the rule of the game called knowledge and my extreme love for study. I stood first in 8th class both in class and college. I was honored with many merits in curricular and co-curricular activities from debating and essay writing to various contests inside and outside the college. I have also got a prize in painting and English essay writing.
During my stay at college, I was extremely interested in philosophy, astronomy, computer studies, psychology and theoretical physics and not the least the language of English. I have never been formally educated in English language and computer but I can do a lot well in these two areas.
I had a very romantic love affair with knowledge and got a lot of pleasure from reading nice stuff. Life is a good experience and I believe that the love of something is a much more delightful experience.
During my study tenure at BRC, I was extraordinarily praised and appreciated for quick rise to the top level students not only in academics but in non-academics as well. I always remained in the top three positions of every class and most of the time I got first positions. I was the first boy of the college to have deeper knowledge of Arabic and Persian for which the legendary principal of the college always used to praise me and I was also the very first student of BRC to make a speech in Arabic on Parents’ Day.
I have always appreciated life and love but I am also very much moved by the stunning developments of science and the extreme beauty and harmony and complexity of nature. I am always a fan of the biggest and the smallest in the material world.
There have been many hard times in my life but I think I should remember the words of Bertrand Russell that we must never call a stage of life either good or bad because you cant reach the next stage unless or until you don’t pass the first stage whether good or bad. A lot more can be said about me, even I think I should write a book about my life and the most important chapter of that book until now will be my craze for the delightful and blissful feeling of love which I call to be the most valuable part of my life. By ‘until now’ I mean may be when I grow old, I may come across more important things than the feeling of love. The second biggest chapter of that book would be my extreme helplessness to make the world my way and the last chapter certainly would be about the intricacy, beauty and out of the ordinary structure of the universe and the pleasure of knowledge and human resilience to overcome the hard times of life and many more things.