Preparation for future leadership starts with a debate contest

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The second round of the 14th All-Pakistan Inter-University Debate Contest titled “Allama Iqbal Shield” was organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Sindh Region at the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) auditorium on Saturday.
Students from 10 public and nine private universities of the country participated in the contest and delivered their speeches on the subject of “Higher Education to Ensure Success in Life”.
“The younger generation must participate in co-curricular activities because they are essential in preparing the future leadership,” said DCET Principal Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh while speaking on the occasion.
Shaikh, who was the chief guest of the event, further said that the country needs a dynamic leadership, which will come from the younger generation.
“To achieve this objective, students must balance co-curricular activities with their curricular activities as these are like two legs of a body,” he added.
He was of the view that these activities help students become confident, which is also a key factor in finding success in life. He appreciated the role of the HEC for organising academic and healthy programmes.
Earlier, Nazir Hussain, director general of the HEC Sindh Region, in his welcome address said co-curricular activities provide students with critical thinking and an understanding of social, political and economical issues. “This is why the HEC is trying to play its constructive role by involving students in creative and positive activities,” he added.