‘Positive attitude key to success,’ Social activist Durdana Ansari OBE

ISLAMABAD: Journalist and social activist Ms.Durdana Ansari OBE delivered a motivational lecture on career building here at Department of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Ms.Durdana Ansari addressing students
Ms.Durdana Ansari addressing students

Ms. Durdana Ansari OBE is the Chief Executive Director of Pearl Education Foundation. Previously, she had worked for the BBC World Service for 22 years as a producer. Owing to her services, she was also awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE) by British Queen Elizabeth.

Addressing the students, Ms. Ansari said that only the positive attitude could bring success in life.  She said that success was not possible without igniting the fire of passion. She regretted that there was lack of right attitude and behavior in our society.

Sharing stories from her life, Ms.Durdana urged students to develop self-confidence in them and try to opt for simple language to communicate effectively.

Emphasizing the importance of community service, Ms.Durdana urged students to develop their professional skills through volunteer work.

Concluding her address, Mr.Ansari said, “Be assertive and alert of your surroundings. Avoid accidents. Some things happen accidently but in some cases, you are equally responsible for the mishaps.”

A group photo of Ms.Durdana Ansari with PCS faculty members and students.
A group photo of Ms.Durdana Ansari with PCS faculty members and students.
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