NUML students participate in debate contest

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Students of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) surprised the audience with their extra ordinary language skills and expressions at departmental debate and speech contest held on Thursday.
A total of 15 students from the department participated in Urdu and English debate and speech competition and presented their views with masterly acumen.
The rules of the contest required that the speech carry a strong theme regarding the present day social, cultural, economical and geo-political aspects of life. The speech must be completely memorized, no notes allowed, and must be between three and five minutes in length.
Khadeeja Atta secured the first position, Shahzia Javaid secured second position while Mirza Atta-ur-Rauf secured third position in English debate.
Arif Qureshi stood first, Sara Anwar remained second while Abida Khanam was declared third in the Urdu speech contest.
Rector NUML Maj Gen (R) Masood Hasan while addressing to a prize distribution ceremony said debate and speech contests are held to bring in interests into studies, develop one’s personality and make one to think out of box.
He told a big gathering of students that through co-curricular activities and supplement curricular activities, a student could find new avenues through which it can explore and polish his/her talents and abilities. It is a great source of satisfaction and inspiration that students are paying equal attention to both side of their university life, he added.
He also appreciated the level and performance of the students and commended efforts of the faculty for encouraging students towards such healthy activities. With a persuasive tone, logical reasoning, eye opening facts and figures, dramatic rise and fall, exuberance and a wish to outdo others made the debate and speech contest very interesting and attractive event.
The preparation and delivery of the speeches by the students was an admirable demonstration of the art of public speaking in students at the contest.
Two skits by the students about the bitter realities of present day world stole the show and spoke volume of the fact that life at campus had trained them well to face the world outside.
The prizes were distributed by Rector NUML and Head of English Studies department Dr Shaheena Ayub Bhatti.
The event was also attended by Director General (DG) Brig Azam Jamal,
Director Academics, Director Administration and Director Students Affairs, faculty members and a great number of students.