Islamabad: Pakistan Universities Debating Championship, King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Lahore and the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad have respectively won the Urdu and English debate contests in the National Round of Pakistan Universities Debating Championship 2021-22.
The National and final round of the Championship held at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat; following the regional rounds held earlier in five regions of the country. Including Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and ICT/AJK/Gilgit-Baltistan.
The event also marked by Prize Distribution Ceremony for the winners of the Independence Day Competition in four categories, viz. Poetry (English), Poetry (Urdu), Painting, and Videography.
The winners of the Debating Championship and the Independence Day Competition awarded shields and also cash prizes. The first position holders won cash prizes of Rs. 100,000, while the second and third position holders received Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000 respectively.
In the National Round of Pakistan Universities Debating Championship, Gomal University, Peshawar clinched second position in the Urdu debate, followed by Dow University of Health Sciences, Lahore which secured third position.
Similarly, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi clinched the second position in the English debate. While University of Balochistan won the third position.
As for the Independence Day Competition, Ms. Sanniyah Eman grabbed the first position in English Poetry; Ms. Arshiyah Sohaib and Ms. Asma won the second and third positions respectively. In the category of Urdu poetry category, Mr. Asif Ali, Mr. Ahmed Saeed Chaudhary and Mr. Ihtisham Mubarak secured the first, second and third positions respectively.