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wins All Pakistan Urdu Declamation contest
GC University Lahore Debating Society has won the All Pakistan Urdu
Declamation Contest 2012 hosted by the King Edward Medical
University Lahore. Zahid Ali, a student of BA (Hons) Persian,
secured the title of Best Urdu Speaker of the contest. Vice
Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman congratulated the GCU
Debating Society on winning the competition.
LSE, LGS win GCU Debates
The Lahore School of
Economics (LSE) and Lahore Grammar School (LGS) won the 18th GCU
Parliamentary Style Debates 2013 hosted by the GC University Lahore
Debating Society. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman
was the chief guest at the final round of the bilingual competition
adjudicated by Barrister Omer Ahmad Khan, Hamad Saeed, Rana Hamza
Ijaz, Moeed Ali Jaffari, Ali Javed, Uzair Mehmood, Zulqarnain and
Owais Maqbool Bari.
As many as 40 teams
participated in one of the biggest national parliamentary style
debates. The Lahore School of Economics was declared the Best Urdu
Team, while Prof Dr Khalid Aftab Trophy for the Best English Team
was lifted by LGS. However, GCU as host did not contest for coveted
team trophies and individuals Osama Talib from King Edward Medical
University was declared the Best Urdu Speaker of the congest, while
Syed Muhammad Ali Abbass Shield for the Best English Speaker went
Hafiz Usman from Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Addressing the prize
distribution ceremony, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said that debates played vital role in character
and intellectual grooming of students and all students should
participate in such healthy activities. He expressed pleasure that
all kinds of educational, socio-economic and environmental issues
faced by central Asia and particularly Pakistan are discussed at the
platform of 18th GCU Parliamentary Style Debates. He announced that
GCU would continue to host such prestigious events for the debaters
from all over Pakistan.
Parliamentary-style Debates begins
The 18th National GCU Parliamentary-style Debates 2013 have began at
the GC University Lahore under auspices of the Debating Society. As
many as 120 speakers from 40 educational institutions including UET,
Punjab University, FCC University Lahore, LUMS, Kinnaird College,
UCL, Lahore School of Economics, Beaconhouse and Lahore Grammar
School are participating in the six rounds of nail-biting contests.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said that the GCU
debating Society excels not only in winning laurels from all over
the country but also hosts the finest oratorical contests which find
no match in our peer institutions. He greeted the guest speakers
upon their enthusiastic participation in the GCU contest and hoped
that the best team would ultimately grab the coveted GCU trophies.
“Debates to my mind are the ideal breeding grounds for nurturing the
fertile minds of the future generations of jurists, politicians,
educationists, scientists and entrepreneurs,” the Vice Chancellor
He took pride in the marvelous achievement of the GCU Debating
Society President Saad-ul-Hassan who was declared the best orator of
Pakistan at the HEC Inter-university Debating Championship and best
speaker of Punjab at the Chief Minister’s Speech Contest.
GCU wins Punjabi Takra
The Debating Society of GC
University Lahore has won All Pakistan Punjabi Takra 2013 organized
by the Formanites Debating Society at the FC College University
Lahore. As many as 35 universities took part in the contest. Hafiz
Ali Mooe-ud-din stood first, while Muhammad Awais was awarded
consolation prize. The team GCU also lifted the coveted team trophy.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman congratulated the
GCU Debating Society on winning the competition.
Trilingual Declamation Contest
GC University, Lahore Debating
Society won the Trilingual Declamation Contest 2013 organized by the
Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore. The GCU orators outshined
their competitors from 25 educational institutions in Urdu, English
and Punjabi debates. GCU students Hassan Virk, Khwaja Yasin and
Zahid Ali secured distinctions at the declamation contest. The team
GCU also lifted the coveted team trophy. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr
Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman congratulated the GCU Debating Society on
winning the competition.
GC University Debating Society won All Pakistan Prose Recitation
GC University Lahore Debating Society won the All
Pakistan Serious and Humorous Prose Recitation Contest organized by
the Forman Christian University Lahore. As many as 40 educational
institutions took part in the contest. Khaqan Arshad, a student of
BA (Hons) English Literature, stood first in the Urdu category,
while Syeda Qurat-ul-Ain Sherazi, a student of BA (Hons) English
Literature, secured second position the English category. Vice
Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman congratulated the GCU
Debating Society on winning the competition.
The Vice Chancellor has been pleased to approve
“Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Medal” for the Best Declamation Speaker in
Urdu for the students of GC University Lahroe.
GCU wins All Pakistan
Declamation at the PAF Risalpur
GC University, Lahore Debating Society won the All Pakistan
Declamation Trophy at the PAF Academy Risalpur. As many as 44
universities, schools and colleges competed for the coveted trophy
in one of the biggest national declamation contests. Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman congratulated Zahid Ali for being
adjudicated the Best Urdu speaker of the contest and Khawaja Yasin
Mudassir for winning the Best English Humorous Speaker Award. The
Vice Chancellor said that the GCUDS was emerging as the best
national debating team of Pakistan as it, besides other prestigious
debates, had also won record 27 positions in the Chief Minister’s
All-Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest -
GC University, Lahore hosted the 32nd All Pakistan
Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation (GCU AIBD) Contest on
the 12th and 13th of November 2012. Over 90 speakers of 46
institutions from all over the Pakistan participated in both the
English and Urdu categories, demonstrating impressive oratorical
skills, inimitable styles and wide ranging intellectual prowess.
P.A.F. Academy Risalpur, University of the Punjab, Military College
of Engineering Risalpur and COMSATS Abbotabad teams were selected
for the final round. Two speakers each from both English and
Urdu categories were also selected to compete for the individual
prizes. In the English category, Aneesa Fatima from Lahore Grammar
School Johar Town Girls and Hashim Mufti from NUST SEECS whereas in
the Urdu category, Quratulain Fatima of Lahore College for Women
University Lahore and Areej Fatima of Sadiq Public School Bahawalpur
qualified for the final round.
Military College of Engineering, Risalpur won the
Allama Iqbal Bilingual Declamation team trophy. In the individual
prizes, Areej Fatima of Sadiq Public School Bahawalpur was adjudged
the best Urdu speaker while M. Zarak from MCE Risaplur got second
prize. In the English category, Aneesa Fatima from Lahore Grammar
School Johar Town Girls was declared the best speaker in English
category and won the Benazir Bhutto Medal for the best English
speaker and cash prize of Rs 25000/- while Hashim Mufti of NUST
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Islamabad was
declared the second best English speaker. Abdul Wahab of University
of the Punjab won the over all Consolation prize. In November 2011,
GCUDS hosted 55 teams from all across the country in the 31st All
Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Declamation. The Annual Parliamentary
Debating Championship 2012 was organized in March in which 40 teams
and more than 100 speakers participated from all over the country.
The details of English and Urdu topics of AIBD 2012
were as under:-
Topics for English Declamation
are as dangerous for the society as the religious bigots.
not to restrict the students’ choice. It should enable them to
choose their destiny on their own.
Pakistan needs to incline towards the Sino-Russian block.
I hope therefore I fail.
Life is too serious a business to be left to the rulers.
Stand up for the champions!.
Tsunami is on its way...
application of justice is not just.
inform the masses and not confuse them.
Moral and not
material might is the best tool to rule a nation.
cannot evade the judicial review.
Spin doctors doctor our destiny.
Let’s look for a new Osama.
Give us a break from the
The adjudicators of the contest were Mr. Muhammad Siddique Awan, Mr.
Omer Mehmood Khan, Mr. Adnan Mohsin, Mr. Imran Feroze, Mr. Shuja ur
Rehman Dogar, Mr.Rana Hamza Ijaz, Mr. Muhammad Umar Khan, Mr. Adeel
Anjum, Mr. Zulqarnain Chhena, Mr. Ali Zafar and Mr Omer Jee Saleemi.
The winners of 32nd All Pakistan Allama Muhammad
Iqbal Bi-Lingual Declamation
Contest 2012 pose for a group photo with The Vice Chancellor GCU, Lahore.
Prof. Sabir Lodhi Khan is also seen in the Picture.
Prof. Sabir Ali Khan Lodhi, an eminent professor of Urdu Language
and Literature who taught at GCU Lahore for 33 years graced the
occasion as the chief guest. In those 33 years, he served as the
advisor of Debating Society, Quiz Society, Sondhi Translation
Society and Majlis-e-Iqbal. He is serving as a visiting Professor at
Oriental College, Punjab University. Recently, his book, “Bhulaya Na
Jayega”, based on literally sketches, was published.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rehman congratulated GC
University Debating Society on the success of their event. He even
mentioned that GC University Debating Society was successful in
achieving 131 oratory awards in the previous year and made a record
by winning 27 positions in the Chief Ministers’ Debating Contest
this year. Furthermore, he announced an increment in the funds of
the Debating Society.
GCU DEBATORS wins QAU ISLAMABAD ALL PAKISTAN DECLAMATION 2012
The GC University Lahore Debating
Society has won the All Pakistan Declamation Contest organised by
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. As many as 35 universities from
all over Pakistan took part in the declamation contest. GCU student
Ahmad Chaudary topped the English debate, while Khawaja Yaseen
secured second position in Urdu debates. The prestigious team trophy
was also lifted by team GCU.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr
Muhammad Khaliq-ur-Rahman congratulated the Debating Society on this
GCU wins 27 awards in Punjab Chief Minister COMPETITIONS 2012
The GC University Lahore Debating Society (GCUDS) has backed into
glory as it breaks its own previous record by winning 27 awards at
the Chief Ministers Debates, Essay Writing, Naat & Qirat Competition
2012. The GCU orators secured 5 positions at provincial level,
10 division level and 12 at district level contests. Saad-ul-Hassan,
President of the GCUDS was declared the Best Urdu Speaker of Punjab
at the postgraduate level, while Shoaib Ahmed secured third position
in English Postgraduate Debates. At the provincial level,
Ahmad Ch stood second in English Degree Level Debates, Zalid Ali
third in Urdu Degree Level Debates, while Muhammad Fahad Anjum was
declared second best speaker at English Intermediate Level Debates.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman congratulated
Saad-ul-Hassan, Shoaib Ahmed, Ahmad Chaudhary, Zahid Ali, Ayesha
Urooj, Aitazaz Arif, Ammara Shah, Afzaan Muneer, Burhan Ahmed,
Mudassir Seemab, Muhammad Fahad Anjum, Hafiz Omair Qasim, Shehzad
Khan and Ismail Sherwani on their tremendous achievements in the
Chief Minister’s Debates.
GCU winners pose for a photo with Vice Chancellor
after winning 27 awards at Chief Ministers Debates,
Essay Writing, Naat & Qirat Competition 2012.
The Vice Chancellor GC University also appreciated the initiatives
of Punjab Chief Minister in the realm of academic, sports and
co-curricular activities. He said that the competitions like such
did not only create positive and healthy competition among students
but also proved useful in their character building. The Vice
Chancellor also said that the university debaters had proved
themselves to be the most outstanding torch bearers of the
university pride. He said that last year GCU received 17 awards in
Chief Minister’s debates and this year they have improvised their
own performance and made a record victory of 27 distinctions. The
Vice Chancellor expected of the GCU orators to keep enhancing their
efforts to maintain and improve their existing records.
GCU DEBATOR KHAWAJA YASEEN
WINS SUPARCO declamation contest
The GC University Lahore Debating Society has won the team trophy at
SUPARCO Bilingual declamation contest. As many as 42 orators from
various educational institutes took part in the declamation contest.
GCU orator Khawaja Yaseen was adjudicated Best English Speaker,
while Hafiz Ali Moin stood second in Urdu.
GCUDS WINS AITCHISION
Debating Society of GC University Lahore has won the All Pakistan
Declamation Contest organized by the Aitchision College Lahore. As
many as 32 teams from all over Pakistan took part in the Contest.
The team of GCU lifted the coveted team trophy while its orator
Zahid Ali adjudicated the best speaker of the declamation contest.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman congratulated
the Debating Society on achievement.
GCUDS SETS ITS NEW
RECORD BY CLINCHING 131 ORATORY AWARDS DURING 2011-12
University Lahore Debating Society (GCUDS) has retained its position
as the best debating forum among all the prestigious academic
institutions of Pakistan by bagging 131 oratory awards in 57
national and international debating competitions during the academic
Talking about the year-long performance of Ravian orators, GCUDS
patron and Vice Chancellor Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said that GCU orators have proved themselves to be
the most outstanding torch bearers of the University’s pride. “They
are the future architects of Pakistan who will steer our flagship to
shores of prosperity,” he added. The Vice Chancellor further said
that he had doubled the funds for co-curricular activities in GCU
since these activities hone the collective outlook of the youth. He
expected of the GCU orators to further enhance their efforts to
maintain and improve their existing record of wining Higher
Education Commission’s Allama Iqbal Annual Speech Contest after
beating 140 universities of Pakistan and other 131 oratory awards
which include 34 team trophies, 35 best speaker awards, 25 second
best-speaker, 32 third-best speaker awards and five consolation
prizes. It is pertinent to mention here that GCUDS team also set an
unprecedented record of wining overall 17 positions at the Chief
Minister Punjab Speech Contest 2011.
GCUDS General Secretary Saad-ul-Hassan was declared the Best GCU
Debater with overall 17 individual oratory awards, while Zahid Ali,
a student of BA (Hons) Persian, stood second with 10 national awards
to his credit.
GCUDS wins FCC University LAHORE Urdu Declamation
GCU Debating Society has won National Urdu Declamation Contest
organized by the FCC University Lahore. As many as 30 educational
institutions from all over Pakistan took part in declamation contest
spread over two rounds. Zahid Ali, a GCU student was adjudicated the
Best Speaker of the contest and won both the rounds.
Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman
congratulated Zahid Ali on his winning performance in the contest.
GCUDS WINS FMM & DC
The Debating Society of GC University Lahore has clean swept the All
Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest organized by Fatima Memorial
Medical and Dental College Lahore. Ahsan Raza of GCU stood first in
Urdu humorous, while Zahid Ali was declared the Best Speaker in Urdu
Serious Debates. GCU student Ahmad Chaudhry stood second English
debates. The team trophy of the declamation contest was awarded to
the team GCU on account of their exceptional performance in all
GCU DEBATERS WINs HEC All Pakistan Universities Declamation
The Debating team of GC
University Lahore was adjudged the Best Debating Team of Pakistan
after having beaten 140 universities of Pakistan at the All Pakistan
Universities Declamation Contest hosted by the Higher Education
Commission of Pakistan. Only six best teams, each from five
provinces and Azad Jammu Kashmir, made to the finals after the
university and provincial rounds of the competitions. The GCU Lahore
Debating Society (GCUDS) the prestigious team lifted trophy, called
Allama Iqbal Shield, at the competition, while GCU General Secretary
Saadul Hassan was declared the Best Speaker of the competition.
Prof. (Meritorious) Dr.
Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman; Izaz-i-Kamal, Vice Chancellor GC
University Lahore congratulated the GCU Debating Society on winning
the biggest national declamation contest.
GOVERNMENT ORGANIZED DEBATE CONTEST TO CELEBRATE INT’L WOMEN’S DAY
sixteen universities of Punjab, celebrating their international day,
contended that they deserve justice not equality with men as they
are far superior to them in intellect, commitment, integrity and
emotional stability and their contribution to social evolution as
mothers, sisters, wives and daughters bears no parallel with that of
their counterparts. They argued out that at the final of the
three-day long Bilingual Speech Contest, organized by the Punjab
government in collaboration with the GC University Lahore, to
celebrate the International Women’s Day. Zakia Shahnawaz, the
Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister, chaired the final round, while GC
University Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Izaz-I-Kamal, Punjab University Vice Chancellor
KEMU Vice Chancellor and LCWU Vice Chancellor and Heads of various
educational institutions attended the bilingual debates.
Winners of the
debate contest with Zakia Shahnawaz, the Advisor to Punjab Chief
Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore
Speaking on the
occasion, Zakia Shahnawaz said that the Punjab Government has
undertaken policies aimed at directly benefiting women through
correction of gender inequality and alleviation of poverty. She
added that the Government will further strengthen the women through
legal way to provide protection to them.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said that the best of
empowering women is to provide them more and more opportunities of
quality education. He said that the government appreciated the Chief
Minister’s initiative of celebrating Women’s Day in all major
Universities of Punjab, as it provided an opportunity to discuss and
highlight the gender issues.
orators from King Edward Medical University, Lahore College for
Women University, Punjab University, Kinnaird College Lahore, Queen
marry College Lahore and other educational institutions also strived
to fix the responsibility of women’s backwardness on women
themselves as, they say, most of them lack the initiative to take
life by the horns, rather they being a fatalist effortlessly resigns
to the hegemony of their male counterparts.
the Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister giving away cash prizes
of Rs 0.1
million to the winner of the debates, Sidra Latif of King Edward
Later, the Vice
Chancellor gave away cash prizes of Rs 0.1 million to the winner of
the debates. Sidra Latif of King Edward Medical University was
adjudicated the Best English Speaker, while Raqa Tariq of Punjab
University won the Urdu Debates.
GCUDS WINS LUMS ELOQUENCE
The GCU Debating
Society has won the team trophy at the Eloquence Gala 2012 organized
University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Almas Sabieh
Saqib stood first in Interpretative Recitation, while Adnan Farooq
secured the second position. Ahmad Ch was adjudicated second in the
Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman;
Izaz-I-Kamal, congratulated orators on winning the LUMS Eloquence
GCUDS hosts Punjabi
Safdar Mir Takra
Society hosted the All Pakistan Safdar Mir Punjabi Takra 2012. As
many as 39 educational institutions from all over Pakistan took part
in the competition and debated on the motion “The onus of all our
ills is on America” (Jo Kurwa Raya Aay, America Kurwa Raya Aay). The
motion in the end was rejected by the House, while Punjab University
Law College orator, Muhammad Aisam, secured the first position for
opposing the motion. M.A.O. College debater Muhammad Sameer secured
the second position while Hailey College of Commerce student Abdul
Raheem was declared third.
GCUDS wins LSE Debates
The GC University
Lahore Debating Society team consists of Ahsan Raza and Ahmad
Chaudhry has won the All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2012
organized by the Lahore School of Economics. As many as 40 top
educational institutions from all over the country took part in the
GCU win FAST All Pakistan Bilingual
The GCUL Debating Society has won the All Pakistan
Bilingual Declamation Contest organized by the Fast University
Lahore. As many as 35 prestigious educational institutions from all
over the country took part in the competition. Ahmad Chaudhry and
Hassan Raza of GCU secured distinction at the competition besides
lifting the over all team trophy.
Siddique Awan’s Mother passes away
mother of Siddique Awan, Assistant Professor of English passed
away on Thursday. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman and faculty members expressed condolences over her
sad demise. In his condolence message, the Vice Chancellor said that
May Allah bless the departed soul with eternal peace and bestow the
bereaved family courage to bear this irreparable loss with
GCUDS WINS HEC
DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIP 2011
The GCU Debating
Society (GCUDS) has won the All Punjab Urdu Speech Contest organized
by the Higher Education Commission at the University of Engineering
and Technology (UET) Lahore. All Universities of Punjab took part in
the HEC competition. Saadul Hassan was declared the Best Urdu
Speaker of the speech contest.
Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq ur Rehman;
Izaz-I-Kamal, congratulated the GCU team on this prestigious
achievement and hoped that the GCU students would also emerge as
best orators in all the debates contest in 2012.