All Karachi Inter-high School Declamation Contest 2010

By Amna Rida, TDT1B

Freedom without walls at Textile Institute of Pakistan uncovers intelligence and unleashes the students speaking skills. Like all other good educational institutions, our institute also gives due importance to elocution. The inter-collegiate orators all over from Karachi were invited for the contest. This year “All Karachi Inter-Collegiate Bilingual Declamation Contest” was organized by TIP Literary Society at TIP Bin Qasim Campus on 3rd march 2010.

It was a fine morning and the spirit and fervor of the participants was at its peak. Though the Organizing Committee, headed by Rameez Ahmed Khan, seemed enthusiastic to put their heart and soul to this grand show and the arrangements made were more or less of a small event, but the students were as anxious as anything.

To create more interest and a sense of competition, the participating institutions which include were Ayesha Bawany Academy O’level’s, Beaconhouse School System Jubilee Campus,  D.A. Degree College for Women phase-8, Federal Government Intermediate College, Khursheed  Govt. Girls College, Mashal College, Madre-Millat College, PECHS Girls College, The City School (PAF Chapter) & City School A’Level’s Gulshan.

The programme started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, followed by an introductory speech about Textile Institute of Pakistan, by Mr. Umair Saeed for the participants. The opening speech was given by TIP speaker, Tauseef Haider, in Urdu and gave an ever-lasting impression in the auditorium. The orators continued to give their speeches on their respective topics.

English Serious

1) Kites rise against, not with the wind.
2) Urbanization is an indication of modernization.
3) If I knew I would die tomorrow…

English Humorous

1) Marriage is a lottery but you can’t tear up the ticket if you lose.
2) Oh no! I will have to do it again.
3) Humpty Dumpty pushed himself!

A tough competition was held and it was hard for the jury to decide the results. In the meanwhile, the participants were given a campus tour. After the second half, the results were announced.

The debaters for English and Urdu were given 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. For English, Mariya Omer of D.A. Degree College for Women was given first prize. Javeria Saleem of PECHS Girls College was given second and Sana Kamil of The City School (PAF Chapter) was given third prize. Moreover, the winners for Urdu debates, first was Rija Majeed of PECHS Girls College, the second winner, Marium Ashraf of Madre-e-Millat College and third winner was Awais Ashraf of Mashal College.

In the end the excitement of the audience was high. In both English and Urdu elocution PECHS Girls College remained Victorians. Each of the winners were handed a certificate and a shield given by the chief guest of the event and the event ended with a speech from the chief guest, Professor Hafizur Rehman Sheikh.