Debating Society

Debating Society

INTRODUCTION

Beyond the silt and gathering rubbish of the banks of the Ravi is a mystery. Beyond the 7 Doors, is a marvel- the city of Lahore, as it sits proudly on cushions of tradition, heritage and culture. On the fine line between old and new Lahore stands tall the century-old tower of GCU and under its magnificent shadow rests MB-4. The Majlis-e-Mubahis Government College University Lahore has a rich tradition of extra-curricular activities that has continued to polish its students since the establishment of the Government College in 1864. In its modern form, the Debating Society is a microcosm of such excellence, but its history dates back to the time of the elected Students’ Union and its brother society, the Young Speakers’ Union (later changed to Young Students’ Union, to the delight of Intermediate Students).

Since the 1930’s, the college has boasted the most refined tongues and sharpest minds. While earlier, debates revolved largely around simplistic, social topics pertinent to the locals, the Debating Society has now expanded its horizons. Its current pursuits and knowledge stretch out to cover the fields of economics, politics, entertainment and even science and technology. A good amount of research is now put into the accumulation of updated facts, reports and objective analysis of current affairs and global issues. The University’s library has an area dedicated to the collection of books, magazines and other periodicals for the aid of the Society. Ravians have always prided themselves of the fact that senior speakers have always been skilled enough to train them, thus removing the need to hire external coaches. This practice has only contributed to further strengthening the bonds of Ravians, past and present.

It is true that the most constant thing in life is change. Our students have and do embrace this fact with enthusiasm, having always risen to challenges and avidly availed the opportunities they have been provided with. Model UN sessions and exchange debates with fellow students from across the border may be novel today, but right in the early days of our nation’s life, Government College speakers had taken these initiatives to help foster amiable relations with our neighbouring youth. The College also saw its students initiate bi-lingual debates, an unparalleled concept in the art of oratory in the region and in 1968, ventured into a tri-lingual House of Commons style debate, which outshone all other annual competitions throughout the country. In 1971, a step was taken further and history made again when the 1st-ever tri-lingual selection debates were held for inducting girls into the coterie of orators. While some events like the Annual Students vs. Staff debates have now lost steam, the Annual Old Ravians vs. Ravians are still eagerly awaited.

Although declamation has historically been GC’s strong point, in recent years, the Debating Society has made its mark in extemporary public speaking. Apart from outstanding team efforts resulting in consecutive wins at Kinnaird, LACAS (Sondhi) and Risalpur for over 4 years, certain individuals have merited specific mention.

The 1993-1994 session saw M. Sabeeh Anwar selected as a representative of Pakistan in the U-19’s World Schools Debating Championship held in New Zealand. In 1997, 3 of the 5 members of the Pakistan National Team were Ravians, namely, Ali Raza Naqvi, Usman Shaukat and Riaz Hussain. Senator Aitzaz Ahsan is also a product of the Society’s grooming. 2 of the University’s most prestigious medals are named after former debaters, the Daud Ilyas Medal for Best Overall Intermediate Student and the Muhammad Idrees Medal for Best Debater.

Today, under the auspices of Staff Advisor, Dr. Haroon Qadir and Co-Staff Advisor, M. Siddique Awan, the Debating Society continues to flourish, annually securing an average of 25-30 trophies nationwide. As of late, girls have become exceptionally adept at their verbal skills with Masuma Farooki (on study leave) having been appointed as Co-In Charge Debating Society and students Sana Gulzar and Soufia A. Siddiqi completing Rolls of Honour within short spans of 1-1.5 years.

So come knock on our brown doors and talk to us. Because that is where the debate is. That is where the life is. Any time of year.

List of Achievements 2015-2016

 

Total Prizes: 267
Team Trophies: 50
Runners up Trophies: 09
3rd Position Trophies: 02

Individual Prizes

 

1st Prizes: 92
2nd Prizes: 65
3rd Prizes: 46
Consolation Prizes: 03
Sr. No. Competition Institution Speakers
01 1st Mian Ayub Urdu Parliamentary Debates Lahore Law College Team Trophy

Hamza Abbas & Hassan Qadeer Butt

Best Speaker

Hassan Qadeer Butt

Best Speaker (Finals)

Hamza Abbas

02 Tri-Varsity MUN Conference FCCU Best Diplomacy

Ali Raza Baig

Honorary Mention

Mohiba Ahmed, Wahaj Javaid

Special Mention

Saqib Yaqoob, Bilal Naseem

03 All Pakistan Declamation Competition Punjab College Lahore Team Trophy+

Best Speaker (Urdu)

Kafeel Rana

(Milli Naghma)

Usama Babar

04 JT Model United Nations 2015 Lahore Grammar School, Johar Town, Lahore Best Delegate

Hammad Malik

Outstanding Diplomacy

Ghulam Muhammad

Honorable Mention

Mohiba Ahmed, Bilal Naseem

05 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 COMSATS Sahiwal Team Trophy

Umar Nizami & Asad Ali

Best Urdu Speaker

Umar Nizami

Best English Speaker

Asad Ali

06 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 SUPARCO Team Trophy

Kafeel Rana

Best Speaker English

Ali Zar

Best Speaker Urdu

Kafeel Rana

07 GRAMMUN ‘15 Lahore Grammar School 1A1 Outstanding Diplomacy

Bilal Naseem

Honorable Mention

Abdullah Mushtaq

08 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 Scouts Cadet College Batrasi, Mansehra Team Trophy

Haris Ali Virk & Abdul Raheem Virk

Best Speaker Urdu

Abdul Raheem Virk

3rd Position English

Haris Ali Virk

09 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 LGS Gulberg 3rd Position English

Abdullah Zafar

10 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 2nd Position Urdu

Zain ul Hassan

11 All Pakistan Declamation Competition 2015 Nazariya-e-Pakistan Trust 2nd Position Urdu

Muhammad Hadi

12 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 Cadet College Jhang Team Trophy

Qasim Raza

Ali Zar

Best Urdu Speaker

Qasim Raza

3rd Position English

Ali Zar

13 All Pakistan Urdu Declamation Competition 2015 National Accountability Bureau Team Trophy

Kafeel Rana and Abdul Rahim Virk

Best Urdu Speaker

Kafeel Rana

3rd Position

Abdul Rahim Virk

15 All Pakistan English Declamation Competition 2015 National Accountability Bureau Team Trophy

Hammad Shafi and Arsalan Doultana

Best English Speaker

Hammad Shafi

3rd Position

Arsalan Doultana

16 LUMS Urdu IV 2015 Lahore University of Management Sciences Runners Up

Raza Gillani

Hassan Qadeer Butt

Hamza Abbas

2nd Best Speaker

Raza Gillani

17 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 FAST Islamabad Team Trophy

Abdullah Zafar and Rana Qamar Iqbal

2nd Position

Abdullah Zafar

18 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 Lahore University of Management Sciences 2nd Position Urdu

Fahad bin Fraz

Consolation Prize

Asad Ali

19 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 LGS JT Girls 3rd Position Urdu

M. Zohaib Alam

3rd Position English

Asad Ali

20 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Competition 2015 LGS Faisalabad Best Speaker English

Daniyal Haider Gillani

21 All Pakistan Urdu Declamation Competition 2015 Dabistan-e-Iqbal 3rd Position Urdu

Zain ul Hassan

22 All Pakistan Declamation Competition 2015 Nazariya-e-Pakistan Trust Best Urdu Speaker

Mohsin Ahmed

23 All Pakistan Parliamentary Championship 2015 LGS Model Town Best Speaker

Raza Gillani

24 All Pakistan Declamation Competition 2015 University of Lahore 2nd Position English

Hammad Shafi

Consolation Prize

Usama Khan

25 Forman Lahore Debate Open Forman Christian College University Team Trophy

Raza Gillani, Hamza Abbas

Hassan Qadeer Butt

Third Best Speaker

Hamza Abbas

26 All Pakistan Declamation Competition 2015 City School Faisalabad Consolation Prize

Zoraiz Nasir

27 All Pakistan Declamation Competition 2015 Govt. Municipal Degree College Faisalabad Team Trophy

Qasim Raza & Zia Ullah Ranjha

2nd Best Speaker

Qasim Raza

3rd Best Speaker

Zia Ullah Ranjha

28 All Pakistan Literary Gala 2015 Govt. Post Graduate College Jhang Team Trophy (English Debate)

Abdul Hannan Mir & Shahrukh Baig

Best English Speaker

Abdul Hannan Mir

3rd Position (English)

Shahrukh Baig

29 3rd All Pakistan Multilingual Declamation 2015 University of Management & Technology Team Trophy (Pashto)

Saad Khan & Mashriq Khan

Best Pashto Speaker

Saad Khan

Second Best Pashto Speaker

Mashriq Khan

30 14th GIKI Debate Open 2015 Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering and Technology Runners Up Trophy

Zahid Ali & Raza Gillani

31 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2015 Preston University Islamabad 2nd Best English Speaker

Saad Khan

2nd Best Urdu Speaker

Fahad Shahbaz Warraich

32 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2015 Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur Team Trophy

Awais Malik & Hammad Shafi

Best Urdu Speaker

Awais Malik

Best English Speaker

Hammad Shafi

33 All Pakistan Literary Gala Sadiq Edgerton College Bahawalpur Team Trophy Qira’at and Naat

Hafiz Zia & Usama Babar

1st Position Naat

Usama Babar

3rd Position Qira’at

Hafiz Zia

Team Trophy Urdu Debate

Qasim Raza & Mubashar Aslam

Best Urdu Speaker

Qasim Raza

2nd Position Urdu

Mubashar Aslam

Best Speaker Islami Muzaakra

Syed Irfan Mehdi

Team Trophy Mushaira

Ali Zahir & Usama Zoraiz

1st Position Nazm

Ali Zahir

1st Position Ghazal

Usama Zoraiz

Team Trophy Punjabi Declamation

Zia Ullah Ranjha & Sultan Altamash

Best Punjabi Speaker

Zia Ullah Ranjha

3rd Best Punjabi Speaker

Sultan Altamash

 

34 All Pakistan Declamation Contest 2015 Nazariya-e-Pakistan Trust Team Trophy

Kafeel Rana + Hafiz Komal

Best Urdu Speaker

Kafeel Rana

2nd Position

Hafiza Komal

 

35 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2015 Sadiq Public School Bahawalpur Team Trophy

Abdul Raheem Virk & Asad Ali

Best Urdu Speaker

Abdul Raheem Virk

 Best English Speaker

Asad Ali

36 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2015 University of Sargodha Team Trophy

Kafeel Rana & Mohiba Ahmed

Best Urdu Speaker

Kafeel Rana

2nd Best English Speaker

Mohiba Ahmed

37 LAMUN 2015 Lahore Alma Outstanding Diplomacy

Areeba Nadeem

Saqib Yaqoob

Wahaj Javed

Honorable Mention

Abdullah Mushtaq

38 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (District Level) – Male Category (Intermediate Level) Government of the Punjab Best Urdu Debater

Zohaib Alam

3rd Best Urdu Debater

Fahad bin Faraz

2nd Best English Debater

Salman Sikander

Best Urdu Speaker

Abdul Rahim Virk

Best English Speaker

Haris Ali Virk

1st Position Urdu Essay

Ahsaan Ullah

3rd Position Urdu Essay

Zohaib Alam

1st Position English Essay

Ali Zar

39 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (District Level) – Male Category (Degree Level) Government of the Punjab Best Urdu Debater

Fahad Shahbaz Warraich

2nd Best Urdu Debater

Qasim Raza

Best English Debater

Abdul Hannan Mir

2nd Best Urdu Speaker

Kafeel Rana

Best English Speaker

Abdullah Zafar

1st Position Urdu Essay

Fahad Mehmood

2nd Position Urdu Essay

Usama Khan

40 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (District Level) – Male Category (Post Graduate Level) Government of the Punjab Best Urdu Debater

Hamza Abbas

3rd Best Urdu Debater

Raza Gillani

Best English Debater

Hassan Qadeer Butt

3rd Best Urdu Speaker

Mubashir Aslam

41 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (District Level) – Female Category (Degree Level) Government of the Punjab Degree Level

Best English Debater

Mohiba Ahmed

Best English Speaker

Mohiba Ahmed

42 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (District Level) – Female Category (Post Graduate Level) Government of the Punjab 3rd Best Urdu Speaker

Jovairiah Batool

3rd Best Urdu Debater

Jovairiah Batool

2nd Best English Debater

Areeba Nadeem

3rd Best English Debater

Aminah Sohail Qureshi

2nd Best English Speaker

Sana Mansoor

43 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (Division Level) – Male Category (Intermediate Level) Government of the Punjab Best Urdu Debater

Zohaib Alam

2nd Best Urdu Debater

Fahad bin Faraz

2nd Best Urdu Speaker

Abdul Rahim Virk

Best English Debater

Salman Sikander

3rd Best English Speaker

Haris Ali Virk

1st Position English Essay

Ali Zar

44 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (Division Level) – Male Category (Degree Level) Government of the Punjab Best Urdu Debater

Qasim Raza

2nd Best Urdu Debater

Fahad Shahbaz

2nd Best Urdu Speaker

Abdul Rahim Virk

2nd Best English Debater

Abdul Hannan Mir

2nd Best English Speaker

Abdullah Zafar

45 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (Division Level) – Male Category (Post Graduate Level) Government of the Punjab Best Urdu Debater

Raza Gillani

2nd Best Urdu Debater

Hamza Abbas

3rd Best Urdu Speaker

Mubashir Aslam

46 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (Division Level) – Female Category (Degree Level) Government of the Punjab Best English Debater

Mohiba Ahmed

Best English Speaker

Mohiba Ahmed

47 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (Division Level) – Female Category (Post Graduate Level) Government of the Punjab Best English Debater

Aminah Sohail Qureshi

3rd Best English Debater

Areeba Nadeem

3rd Best English Speaker

Sana Mansoor

48 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (Provincial Level) – Male Category (Intermediate Level) Government of the Punjab 2nd Best English Debater

Salman Sikander

49 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (Provincial Level) – Male Category (Post Graduate Level) Government of the Punjab 2nd Best Urdu Debater

Raza Gillani

50 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (Provincial Level) – Female Category (Degree Level) Government of the Punjab Best English Debater

Mohiba Ahmed

Best English Speaker

Mohiba Ahmed

51 Chief Minister’s Debate Competition (Provincial Level) – Male Category (Post Graduate Level) Government of the Punjab 2nd Best Urdu Debater

Jovairiah Batool

52 LGS Defence Urdu Challenge Cup 2016 Lahore Grammar School Defence Runners Up Trophy

Hamza Abbas

Raza Gillani

Shahkaar Ali Bukhari

53 Lahore School Debate 2016 Lahore School of Economics Team Trophy

Hassan Qadeer Butt

Hamza Abbas

Raza Gillani

Joint 2nd Best Urdu Speakers

Hassan Qadeer Butt

Hamza Abbas

Raza Gillani

54 2nd Waleed Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 University College Lahore Team Trophy

Kafeel Rana & Mohiba Ahmed

Best Urdu Speaker

Kafeel Rana

2nd Best English Speaker

Mohiba Ahmed

55 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 Chand Bagh School Runners Up Trophy

Abdul Rahim Virk & Asad Ali

Best Urdu Speaker

Abdul Rahim Virk

56 14th Shahjiwana International Parliamentary Debates 2016 University College Lahore Team Trophy

Hassan Qadeer Butt & Raza Gillani

Best Urdu Speaker

Raza Gillani

2nd Best Urdu Speaker

Fahad Mehmood

3rd Best Urdu Speaker

Hassan Qadeer Butt

57 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation 2016 Bloomfield Hall School Best Urdu Speaker

Zain ul Hassan

58 All Pakistan Tetra lingual Declamation Contest 2016 Forman Christian College University Lahore Best Pashto Speaker

Saad Khan

59 Ali Hajvery Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Lahore Team Trophy

Kafeel Rana & Ali Zar

Best Urdu Speaker

Kafeel Rana

60 All Pakistan Parliamentary Debating Championship 2016 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Lahore Runners Up Trophy

Hamza Abbas & Raza Gillani

Best Urdu Speaker

Hamza Abbas

61 All Pakistan Mushaira 2016 University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences Overall Team Trophy

Muhammad Ali Zaahir & Usama Zoraiz

Team Trophy Mushaira

Muhammad Ali Zaahir & Usama Zoraiz

1st Position Nazm

Muhammad Ali Zaahir

1st Position Ghazal

Usama Zoraiz

Team Trophy Bait Bazi

Muhammad Ali Zaahir & Usama Zoraiz

62 All Pakistan Literary Gala 2016 Govt. Post Graduate College Jaranwala Team Trophy English Debate

Saad Khan & Arsalan Doultana

Best English Speaker (Proposition)

Arsalan Doultana

Best English Speaker (Opposition)

Saad Khan

Team Trophy Urdu Debate

Umair Awan & Zohaib Alam

2nd Best Urdu Speaker

Zohaib Alam

3rd Best Urdu Speaker

Umair Awan

3rd Position Qiraat

Hafiz Zia

63 Pioneers’ Debating Championship 2016 University of the Punjab Best Team (Urdu Parliamentary Debates)

Zahid Ali

Awais Malik

Raza Gillani

Best Urdu Speaker

Raza Gillani

3rd Best Urdu Speaker

Zahid Ali

Best Team (English Parliamentary Debates)

Hamza Abbas

Shahkaar Ali Bukhari

Best English Speaker

Shahkaar Ali Bukhari

2nd Best English Speaker

Hamza Abbas

3rd Best English Speaker

Hasan Haider Raza

64 Mega Challenge 2016 Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Best Team English Declamation

Saad Khan & Ali Nawaz

Best English Serious Speaker

Saad Khan

Best English Humorous Speaker

Ali Nawaz

Runners Up Urdu Declamation

Zain ul Hassan & Rana Qamar Iqbal

2nd Best Urdu Serious Speaker

Zain ul Hassan

2nd Best Urdu Humorous Speaker

Rana Qamar Iqbal

Team Trophy Bait Baazi

Zohaib Alam & Hassan Qadeer Butt

65 Bestival 2016 Beaconhouse National University Team Trophy (Universities)

Sana Mansoor & Bilal Ahmed

2nd Best English Speaker

Sana Mansoor

2nd Best Urdu Speaker

Bilal Ahmed

Best U-19 Urdu Speaker

Talha Khalid

2nd Best U-19 Urdu Speaker

Talha Seemab

Best U-19 English Speaker

Zoraiz Nasir

66 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 Minhaj University Best English Speaker

Haris Ali Virk

67 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 University of Engineering and Technology, Faisalabad Team Trophy Bait Bazi

Kafeel Rana & Zohaib Alam

Runners Up Team Trophy Urdu Debate

Faizan Nawaz & Abdul Rahim

2nd Position Urdu

Abdul Rahim Virk

2nd Position Urdu

Faizan Nawaz

Best English Speaker

Arsalan Doultana

68 All Pakistan Mushaira 2016 University of Gujrat Overall Team Trophy

Fahad Mehmood, Kafeel Rana & Zohaib Alam

Team Trophy Bait Bazi

Kafeel Rana & Zohaib Alam

1st Position Nazm

Zohaib Alam

1st Position Ashra

Kafeel Rana

2nd Position Ghazal

Fahad Mehmood

69 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 University of Agriculture Faisalabad 3rd Position Urdu

Zain ul Hassan

70 All Pakistan Trilingual Declamation Contest 2016 Shalamar Medical College Lahore Team Trophy

Abdullah Zafar, Usama Khan & Arsalan Saeed

3rd Position English

Abdullah Zafar

3rd Position Urdu

Usama Khan

3rd Position Punjabi

Arsalan Saeed

71 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 Shifa Medical College, Islamabad 2nd Position Urdu

Qasim Raza

72 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 Government College University Faisalabad 2nd Position Urdu

Qasim Raza

73 All Pakistan Trilingual Declamation Contest 2016 King Edward Medical University Team Trophy

Abdullah Zafar & Usama Khan

Best English Speaker

Abdullah Zafar

3rd Best Punjabi Speaker

Ibrar Cheema

74 DAMEER 16’ – All Pakistan Parliamentary Debates 2016 Ameer ud Din Medical College Runners Up Trophy

Hamza Abbas, Shahkaar Ali Bukhari & Abdul Hannan Mir

Best English Speaker

Shahkaar Ali Bukhari

75 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 Lahore University of Management Sciences 2nd Best English Speaker

Haris Ali Virk

76 LAFZ 16’ – All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 University of Gujrat Team Trophy

Kafeel Rana & Mohiba Ahmed

Best Urdu Speaker

Kafeel Rana

77 All Pakistan Bait Bazi Competition 2016 Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz Team Trophy

M. Ali Zaahir & Usama Zoraiz

78 Tax Day Debating Competition 2016 Punjab Revenue Authority Team Trophy

Hamza Abbas & Shahkaar Ali Bukhari

Best Urdu Speaker

Hamza Abbas

3rd Best English Speaker

Shahkaar Ali Bukhari

79 All Pakistan Poetry Recitation Competition 2016 Fatima Memorial Hospital 1st Position Ghazal

Usama Zoraiz

80 23rd All Pakistan Bilingual Debating Championship 2016 University of Engineering & Technology Lahore Team Trophy Urdu Parliamentary Debates

Hassan Qadeer Butt & Raza Gillani

Best Urdu Parliamentary Speaker

Hassan Qadeer Butt

Joint 3rd Best Urdu Parliamentary Speakers

Awais Malik

Raza Gillani

Best Urdu Declamation Speaker

Zain ul Hassan

81 17th All Pakistan Parliamentary Debating Championship 2016 King Edward Medical University Best Urdu Speaker

Afzan Munir

82 All Pakistan Literary Championship 2016 University of Engineering & Technology Lahore 1st Position Punjabi Nazm

Umar Nizami

2nd Position Ghazal

Fahad Mehmood

3rd Position Bait Bazi

Kafeel Rana & Zohaib Alam

83 All Pakistan Declamation Contest 2016 Khyber Medical College Peshawar Best Urdu Speaker

Zain ul Hassan

84 7th All Pakistan Debate Mania 2016 Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore Team Trophy Urdu Parliamentary Debates

Hasan Haider Raza & Hamza Abbas

Runners Up Urdu Parliamentary Debates

M. Shareef & Raza Gillani

Best Urdu Parliamentary Speaker

Raza Gillani

Team Trophy Declamation

Mohiba Ahmed & Qasim Raza

2nd Best English Speaker

Mohiba Ahmed

3rd Best Urdu Speaker

Qasim Raza

85 All Pakistan Poetry Competition 2016 King Edward Medical University Lahore Team Trophy

Usama Zoraiz, Fahad Mehmood, Kafeel Rana & Zohaib Alam

1st Position Ghazal

Usama Zoraiz

1st Position Nazm

Fahad Mehmood

Best Bait Bazi Team

Kafeel Rana & Zohaib Alam

86 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 Lahore High Court 3rd Best Team

Ibreez Shabkhez & Kafeel Rana

2nd Best Urdu Speaker

Kafeel Rana

87 All Pakistan Declamation Competition 2016 Government College of Science Wahdat Road Lahore 3rd Best English Speaker

Saad Khan

88 All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation 2016 CMH, Lahore Runners Up Trophy

Zain ul Hassan & Ali Zar

Best Urdu Speaker

Zain ul Hassan

2nd Best English Speaker

Ali Zar

89 Nawa-e-Sarosh Bilingual Declamation Contest 2016 Arts Council Rawalpindi Team Trophy

Qasim Raza & Haris Ali Virk

Best Urdu Speaker

Qasim Raza

2nd Best English Speaker

Haris Ali Virk

90 Tri-Varsity MUN Conference 2015 Forman Christian College Lahore Outstanding Diplomacy

Mohiba Ahmed

Honorary Mention

Wahaj Javed

91 FORMUN ‘16 Forman Christian College Lahore Best Delegate

Saqib Yaqoob

Outstanding Diplomacy

Mohiba Ahmed

Outstanding Diplomacy

Abdullah Mushtaq

Honorary Mention

Wahaj Javed

92 COMSATS MUN ‘16 COMSATS Lahore Best Delegate

Abdullah Mushtaq

Honorary Mention

Hannan Asghar

Outstanding Diplomacy

Saqib Yaqoob

GCUDS Annual Progress Report 2013-14

“The Debating Society of Government College University, Lahore (GCUDS) has set a new national record by clinching 265 oratory awards at various prestigious national and international competitions during the university’s 150th academic year”, it was revealed in the GCUDS Annual Report 2013-14, presented to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman by the GCUDS President Khawaja Yasin on Tuesday at the society’s annual meeting.

The report highlights that the record 265 awards include 56 coveted team trophies, 18 runners-up trophies, 92 best speaker awards, 52 second-position awards, 44 third-position and 03 consolation prizes, which were won at 92 declamation, parliamentary, recitation and poetry competitions in English, Urdu and Punjabi languages at both the national and international levels.

Talking to the shining orators, Vice Chancellor Prof Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said the orators’ achievements were particularly laudable since they were not exempted from any academic work or exams as is the norm elsewhere. “Yet, they have beaten all the previous records of GCU and other national level institutions by achieving the highest number of awards i.e. 265,” he added.

He termed the Debating Society to be the crown of university’s student clubs on account of its unprecedented accomplishments, adding that competitive debating had been his forte since student days, as it played a crucial role in shaping intellectual landscape of students. The Vice Chancellor recalled that that he had rightly enhanced the annual grant of GCUDS at the beginning of previous academic year which bore fruit.

The Vice Chancellor especially congratulated Ahmad Ch, Zahid Ali, Khakan Arshad, Hassan Haider Raza, Misbah Mukhtar, Adnan Nawaz, Muhammad Awais, Shahzad Khan, Hafiz Rehmat Ullah, Hassan Virk, Sana Mansoor, Ismail Sharwani and Khawaja Yasin for their commendable contribution to take the tally this high. The Ravian orators this year stamped their seal of competence at the prestigious educational institutions all over Pakistan including PAF Academy, Risalpur; Kinnaird College Lahore, FCC University, Aitchison College Lahore, Army Bournhall School, Abbottabad, NUST, GIKI, PIEAS, Sadiq Public School Bhawalpur, UET Lahore, UAF, COMSAT, KEMU, AIMC, Edwards College Peshawar, GCUF and Chief Minister’s Youth Festival.

GCUDS President said in the 150th academic year of GCU, they, the Ravian debaters, had humbly paid homage to their alma mater by winning 265 oratory awards. He attributed the momentous victory to the unflinching support and patronage of their Vice Chancellor who not arranged state-of-the-art trainings for them, but also funded their debating trips to represent GCU at the international and national events. Khawaja said that that the Vice Chancellor, being himself a debater throughout his student life, had shown a special interest in debates at GCU and they hoped that he would continue to supervise them.

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