AWKUM Debating Society Held its first interdepartmental bilingual declamation Contest on (13th March, 2019). A total of 48 students demonstrated their debating skills and impressed the judges and audience with their oratory, style, diction and articulation. Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb graced the occasion as Chief Guest of the event. It is pertinent to mention that more than 24 female contestants demonstrated their debating skills.
The Chairperson of AWKUM Debating Society Ms Gullalie Anum Khan formally launched the foundation of the Debating Society. Speaking on this occasion, Ms Gullalie unveiled an ambitious plan to regularly host such events in order to transform the debating society of the university into a cradle of best speakers. In order to enhance the oratory skills of the students, she underlined the need for consistent engagement with all the departments, communication experts and further stressed the students’ encouragement to participate in the declamation and debates contests. She also thanked the organizers and the university administration who enabled the students to engage in highly enriching conversations; rich in terms of content, style, persuasion and expression. She highlighted that Mr. Imdad Ullah, a student of Environmental Sciences has been elected as the first president of the debating society.
Mr. Muhammad Shahab Zaman from the department of Chemistry clinched first position in Urdu declamations while Ms. Sadia from the Department of BioChemistry stood first in English declamation contest. In urdu category, Mr. Imdad Ullah from the Department of Environmental sciences, Ms. Sara Qazi from the Department of English, and Ms. Adan Mustafa Khan from the Department of Psychology secured 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively. Similarly, Mr. M Hamza Zakir from the Department of Law, Ms. Aleena Khalid from Department of Psychology and Mr. Usama Khan from the Department of Psychology secured 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively.
Ms. Gullalie Anum Khan specially thanked the AWKUM Vise Chancellor, Proctors, Provost, Deputy Provost, AWKUM Media Cell, other Departments and Coordinator Durshal Mardan Mr. Pir Amad for joining the student on this occasion.