GCU Debating Society wins 307 awards in session 2016-17

LAHORE:01August: The Debating Society of the Government College University Lahore (GCUDS) has set an unprecedented record by clinching a total of 307 trophies at various national competitions during the academic session 2016-17. The record includes 53 team trophies, 15 runners-up trophies, 100 best speaker awards, 73 second positions, 61 third positions and five consolation prizes at various events. According to the annual report presented to GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah on Monday by the GCUDS, the society had won almost all major parliamentary tournaments in Urdu category last year. In English category, the GCU lifted the team trophies at PIEAS, RMC, FAST and Kinnaird College. High achievers in parliamentary style debates included Raza Aftab Gillani, Hassan Qadeer Butt, Muhammad Shareef, Hamza Abbas, Hamid Riaz, Shahkar Ali Bukhari, Mudabbir Ali and Abdullah Cheema. In Declamation, GCU orators won the team trophies at Sadiq Public School Bahawalpur, COMSAT, Army Burn Hall College Abbottabad, Lahore College for Women University, Scouts Cadet College Batrasi KPK and many others. According to the report, the speakers who excelled in Declamation included Mohiba Ahmed, Saad Khan, Kafeel Rana, Zain Ul Hassan, Arslan Doultana, Ali Zar, Haris Ali Virk, Abdul Raheem Virk, Zohaib Alam, Shehr Bano, Harram Malik, Daniyal Haider, Salman Sikander, Abdullah Mohsin, Bilal Ahmed, Hassaan Bin Irshad and Mohsin Ahmed. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah congratulated the high achievers on their excellent performance in debating competitions.Published in Daily Times, August 1st , 2017.

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