LUMS wins first prize in US State Department competition

Published: February 5, 2016
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PHOTO: US Consulate General Lahore

PHOTO: US Consulate General Lahore

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) won the first prize in the final presentation of “P2P: Challenging Extremism” competition at the US Department of State.

“Pakistan’s project ‘Fate: From apathy to empathy’ took first place and won $5,000 to expand their campaign within their local community,” US Consulate General Lahore wrote on its Facebook page.

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PHOTO: US Consulate General Lahore

University students from around the world, including Switzerland and the United States, developed campaigns and social media strategies against violent extremism that are credible, authentic, and believable to their peers and resonate within their communities.

LUMS Assistant Professor Taimur Rahman also confirmed the news on his Facebook account.

Earlier, Karachi Grammar School (KGS) won the best international delegation award, while The Lyceum bagged the best small delegation award at the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN), 2016 which was held in Boston, United States.

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PHOTO: US Consulate General Lahore

Over 3,000 delegates and 300 faculty advisers representing over 199 countries participated in the MUN, debating issues of international importance. The 63rd HMUN session was held from Thursday, January 28, to Sunday, January 31, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel under the guidance of a staff comprising more than 200 Harvard University undergraduates.

PHOTO: US Consulate General Lahore

Other Pakistani schools that attended HMUN included Aitchison College from Lahore and Roots Millennium from Islamabad.

HMUN has three main delegation awards; Best Small Delegation, for teams with less than 10 members, Best Large Delegation, for teams with 10 or more members, and Best International Delegation.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Certitude
    Feb 5, 2016 - 3:15PM

    Beat this IBA Karachi!

    LUMS all the way!!!Recommend

  • Arslan
    Feb 5, 2016 - 3:18PM

    Proud of fellow luminites! Shinning for Pakistan all the way!Recommend

  • sikander
    Feb 5, 2016 - 3:30PM

    For the larger benefit of the educated and skilful people in Pakistan, could this team share their presentation somewhere with us???
    I’d personally be very grateful for this generosity…
    roughcheck@outlook.comRecommend

  • massa crackA
    Feb 5, 2016 - 4:43PM

    These showcase dramas will never beat extremism. It requires real groundwork to understand the cause.Recommend

  • Fast
    Feb 5, 2016 - 4:58PM

    Good work guys. All Pakistan is proud of you guys!!Recommend

  • HRK
    Feb 5, 2016 - 7:19PM

    @massa crackA: These “showcase dramas” will help attract students and other people who want to contribute to this cause. They might not be the groundstaff for these efforts, but mere lighting the way also helps people find their way. Never judge someone’s intentions, for they alone could be bigger than someone who actually converts them into actions.Recommend

  • Brown Sahib
    Feb 5, 2016 - 9:08PM

    A Classic Example of #NativeInformants and #HouseMuslims Phenomenon. The next ‘Project’ this team should adopt is “How To Help White People Stop Droning Brown People” Recommend

  • k k khan
    Feb 5, 2016 - 9:12PM

    norm for Pakistan to shine. nothing newRecommend

  • Solomon2
    Feb 5, 2016 - 9:22PM

    The article understates the magnitude of the students’ achievement: they took first prize in a competition against 44 other institutions from around the world.Recommend

  • Asad
    Feb 6, 2016 - 7:58AM

    Its all about opportunities.Why don’t they provide the same opportunities to the students of all institutions of Pakistan like they are providing to Elitist institutions like LUMS and Aitchison College?Recommend

  • Maheen
    Feb 6, 2016 - 3:05PM

    Good job!Recommend

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