Students’ week concludes at Arid Agriculture University

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The Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Saturday, concluded its Students Week, held from March 27-31.
The Inter-university Bilingual Declamation Contest and a Food Festival were held at the last day of the Students’ Week.
More than fifteen universities participated in the declamation contest. Hashim Mufti of NUST secured the first position in the English contest, Shuja Abbas of the Punjab University stood second and Afifa Fayyaz of the Islamic International Islamic University obtained the third position. Abid Afzal of the Azad Jammu Kashmir University, Muhammad Usama of the Punjab University stood first and second respectively and Shahid Lateef of the HITEC stood third in the Urdu declamation contest. PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Munir was the chief guest and distributed shields and certificates among the winners. Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest said such competitions promoted healthy competition among the students. He stated that the active participation of the students in different extra-curricular activities is essential for inculcating a sense of responsibility, discipline, obedience and punctuality in them. The Food Festival was organised by the Student Affairs Directorate at the university’s campus. 35 different stalls of Pakistani food, drinks, music, books, formal and casual dresses and jewellery were main features of the Festival. The festival was well-attended by the university’s students and their families. A large number of the university’s faculty members were also present on the occasion.