Lahore:October 05: Government College University Debating Society (GCUDS) has bagged 270 national oratory awards during the academic year 2015-16.
The laurels include 50 coveted team trophies, 9 runners-up trophies, 2 third-position trophies, 93 best speaker awards, 65 second-position awards, 48 third-position and 3 consolation prizes, which were won at various declamation, parliamentary, recitation and poetry competitions at the national level.
“The speakers of GCUDS have always shown their mettle time and again in English, Urdu and Punjabi languages. This year, however, the society took special initiatives to promote languages like Siraiki and Pashto by introducing internal competition as well as winning national level awards in the respective regional languages,” read the GCUDS academic year 2015-16 report submitted to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah on Tuesday.
The VC congratulated and commended the young speakers for their active participation and dedication. He applauded their efforts to promote the importance of co-curricular activities in addition to the conventional curriculum and promised to be highly supportive so the society can continue to play a crucial role in shaping intellectual landscape of students.
“The GCUDS outshined every other institute in Pakistan in both declamation and parliamentary style of debate,” GCUDS adviser Siddique Awan told the VC.
GCUDS President Muhammad Afzan Munir attributed the successful year to the unflinching support and patronage of the VC and their advisers Awan and Prof Dr Haroon Qadir who not only helped arrange state-of-the-art trainings, but also provided funds for the debating trips to represent GCU at the national events.The news.