Marium Akhter, aged 13, studying in class 9 at Ghazi Foundation School is truly an inspiration for what talents Pakistan hold. Marium has been Hula Hooping since she was 6 and has amazed and dazzled her audiences at all times.
Belonging to poor family, life hasn’t been easy for Marium from all along. Struggling with finances and having a father that suffers from being deaf, her parents have never let her spirits break. She has always been nurtured to believe in herself and do her best. Living up to the spirits Marium has never looked back. She has bagged 55 internal awards performing in different cities at different occasions such as Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Larkana and Rawalpindi.
The best part about Marium is that even at this tender age, she’s pretty aware of societal issues and performs not for fame but for a social cause. Supporting them with her talents, she has high patriotic spirits for promoting talent and the potential youth of Pakistan has got.
She has performed several times at several places including institutes, events, hotels, universities, etc. Although recognized and supported by renowned people like Mustafa Kamal Khan, Sharmila Farooqi, Chauddhry Shujaat Khan, etc Marium stills awaits the chance to make her nation proud through the unique talent by representing Pakistan and performing internationally.
I got the pleasure to come across this amazing girl through FaceBook when she added me up and shared videos of her channel on YouTube. After that she has performed for the organization I work with i.e. Participatory Youth Development Network (PYDN) - Pakistan and is now it's Brand Ambassador. Her never breaking patriotic spirit surely reflects the power and hope the Pakistani youth holds. Hulla Hooping is not well-recognized in Pakistan however doing it with such amazing grip surely makes Marium, a wonder girl and rightly she adheres to being called 'Wonder Marium'.
Good Luck Girl! Make the Nation Proud! :)