The Debating Club of NIU organized Allama Iqbal Declamation Contest on Saturday 14th, April, 2018. The chief guest of the event was Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi. The Vice Chancellor (Prof Dr Rakhshanda Rehman), Registrar, Dean Academic Affairs, Manager Operations, Assistant Director Q and A and CFO NIU were also present at the event in addition to the administrative staff, faculty members and students of NIU. Participants presented their arguments on various topics relating to the ideology of Iqbal in both Urdu and English Languages. The declamations were judged by a panel of 8 Judges including Mrs Anila Saleem (Program Manager Radio Pakistan), Dr Latif Aftab (Professor, FMH), Dr Amer Shoib (Associate Professor, FMH), Dr Khurram Illyas (Senior Demonstrator, FMH), Dr Asima Malik (Professor, FJMC), Dr Nayyab Anwar (Former President Debating Club, FJMC), Ms Maryam Tariq (President Debating Club, FMH). Three winners were selected from both categories i.e. Urdu and English. The winners of English declamations were Ms Tehreem Fatima (First Position), Ms Zainab Ilyas (Second Position), Mr. M. Taymor (ThirdPosition) and the winners of Urdu declamations included Ms Mahrukh Rashid (First Position), Ms Areeba Arif (Second position) and Ms Maryam Imran (Third Position). The Chief Guests and VC distributed certificates and cash prizes among the winners of the competition, first position holders in both categories received Rs. 5000/-, second position holders received Rs. 3000/- and third position holders received cash prize of Rs. 2000/-. Dr Zafar Iqbal Qureshi also announced Rs. 500/- cash prize for all the runner ups of the event. In the end the Vice Chancellor, NIU and Chief Guest distributed shields to the judges and refreshments were served for the guests.
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