A journey from a backward area of ​​Balochistan to teaching at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom

Abdul Samad Yar Jan, from Makran Division in Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area, had no idea in any corner of his mind that he would one day be in the UK. The great University of Cambridge will be adorning students with the ornaments of education.

Yar Jan Yar Jan Abdul Samad, who opened his eyes in 1986 in Baleda area of ​​Makran division, got his early education from the same area and then he moved to Lyari area of ​​Karachi from where he matriculated and later became famous. Intermediate from J. Science College.

Later, Yar Jan Abdul Samad received his higher education in Metallurgy and Materials Sciences from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Technology, a renowned Pakistani science and technology institute in Topi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He also studied Mechanical Engineering with Masters and PhD degrees in the same subject.

During this time he also had the opportunity to study in universities in many developed countries, including Japan, and is now serving as a Senior Research Scientist and Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK.

In an interview with VOA, he said his job at Cambridge University is research and teaching, and that he also guides and assists students in their research.

However, Dr. Yar Jan Abdul Samad's main job is to create things that are useful for space technology. These items help in the manufacture of spacecraft and satellites. In this way, his work is linked to the European Space Agency. While other companies and institutions are also helping him in this work.

When VOA asked my friend John Abdul Samad if he had any idea at the beginning of his journey that he would make such progress, his answer was very humble.

He said he thought his journey was just beginning. Because the goals they have set for themselves in the scientific world are yet to be achieved. But if you are talking about the journey that he started from his village Baleda, maybe these goals were not even in his mind at that time. According to him, at that time he had small goals and short-term goals which he kept trying to achieve.

The purpose of life

Dr. Yar Jan said that when he was living in the village, he wanted to study in an English medium school. When the opportunity arose in English medium school, which was not so easy, he moved on. But according to him, he went beyond these small goals and now he has some big goals in front of him. Who belong to their field. Among them are the challenges that humanity faces in the scientific world.

According to Dr. Yar Jan, at the moment man is trying to land on Mars and the moon and for that we will need tools and materials that can be used by humans to settle there and establish settlements there. Be

According to him, not only this, but we can also subjugate the rest of the space based on the moon and Mars. The purpose of his life is to make such materials and tools. Which have the potential to change the theories of science and they are continuing their efforts to achieve the same.

'Nothing is difficult if man intends'

Elaborating further on his career, Dr. Yar Jan Abdul Samad said that there is no doubt that this journey is difficult but anyone can do it and there is no doubt about it.

Abdul Samad is a Senior Research Scientist and Senior Teaching Fellow at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. (File photo)

In his view, human beings need to believe in their abilities and focus on improving them further.

He said that people often ask him that you always talk about education but what is education? He said that he believes that education is the thing that reveals the hidden talents of man from within, which seeks out his hidden skills in man and brings them out and puts man in the work of which He can become an expert.

He agreed that of course everyone faces great challenges in their lives, but whoever tries to achieve them, they will help you to overcome them and you will be able to overcome them. They are helpful and then there is no doubt that man will not be able to overcome these challenges.

He thinks that these experiences are very unique and the environment in countries like Pakistan teaches a lot to human beings and it can be a great help in doing very high work.

According to a Cambridge University professor, in order to bring children from disadvantaged backgrounds forward, we must first understand their environment and their problems.

According to him, the thirst for knowledge found in the children of these backward areas, they understand that such a demand and interest is not found anywhere else in the world. The passion and energy that they are willing to inculcate in low-income areas needs to be given a direction. So that what he teaches them will determine the direction that will take them forward.

That is why he plans to set up a school in his area of ​​Baleda where education will be imparted under the project based learning model.

He said he was also seeking help from some schools in the United States and the United Kingdom. Which will help children in the form of training and curriculum development, in the form of interactions.

Dr. Yar Jan Abdul Samad's main job is to create things that are useful for space technology. (File photo)

Dr. Yar Jan Abdul Samad's main job is to create things that are useful for space technology. (File photo)

According to him, through this process, the children here will be able to learn the same things that the children of modern developed countries are learning.

“As much as the children of our backward areas are passionate and interested in acquiring knowledge, history may never forgive us if we do not give them a better environment,” he said. That is why their efforts are aimed at directing the energy of these children in the right direction for their better future.

“Pakistan had a hand in man's mission to reach the moon'

Talking about the current state of science and technology in Pakistan, he said that the US space agency NASA was established in 1958 while Pakistan also sent its first satellite into space in 1961.

“It shows how far we have come in this field,” he said.

He said that the 'Leader' satellites sent by Pakistan were part of NASA's Apollo mission because those satellites were sent to understand the space environment and when the Apollo mission goes, they have a space environment. Have relevant data. So this means that Pakistan had a hand in making the Apollo mission a success, in other words, sending man to the moon. If we look at it from this point of view, it is clear that we are fully capable of doing what other developed countries of the world can do. But whether we are doing such advanced research now or not, the answer is that we are not really doing it.

Yar Jan Abdul Samad added that there are many things in which we are far behind. But the real issue is willpower. As far as the world is concerned, we must devote our energies to research to move beyond that. This can only be made possible when we build relationships with other top universities and institutions and benefit from their research. In short, the Pakistani nation also has the potential and we have that capability, but it requires willpower. Energy needs to be directed and the right people need to be put to work.

He said that there is a mission to go to the moon soon in which he will also be a part and it is being worked on.

He also expressed the belief that soon there will be some projects on Mars in which he will also be able to take part. Not only that, but they think it's just a matter of time. Apart from them, there will be many more Pakistanis who will be participating in such projects. But in his view, the important thing is that the partnership should not only be with Pakistanis but also with Pakistan.

Abdul Samad thinks his journey is just beginning. Because the goals they have set in the scientific world are yet to be achieved. (File photo)

Abdul Samad thinks his journey is just beginning. Because the goals they have set in the scientific world are yet to be achieved. (File photo)

'Setting goals in life is essential to success'

Dr. Yar Jan Abdul Samad while sending a message to the students and children said that we have to set our own goals in life. You have to decide what to do in the future. Where do you want to be and what are you working to achieve?

According to him, then you will be able to use the opportunities around you and achieve these goals.

According to Dr. Yar Jan, if you have no goals in your professional or personal life, then you will be scattered. You never know what you're trying to achieve.

According to a Pakistani scientist, our children do not know their long and short term goals. People do not know what to do, what to become and how to do it.

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