ABBOTTABAD: A district-based annual declamation and national anthem contest was held at Govt Centennial Model School No 1, Abbottabad on Friday. Debaters from 26 girls schools in the district participated and spoke on the topic “Is Human Rights a Myth or Reality” in English.
The girls appeared to be well-prepared as they spoke in favour and against the topic. According to the judges, the competition was extremely tough and the top three position winners were separated by just half-a-point.
According to the results, Anum Rafiq of Govt Girls High School Upper Kehal got first place, Mahnoor of Govt Girls High School, Kokal Barseen finished second, and Fatima from Govt Centennial Model School stood third.
Amina Khan of Govt High School Salhad and Tayab Arshad of Govt Girls High School Nathiagali won the encouragement award.
In the Urdu declamation contest, the topic was ‘Woh Jo Kehtay Hain Sanwaren Gay Bayabanon ko Hum’ (Those who say we will tame the wilderness). Bushra Azeem won first prize and was selected for the provincial-level declamation contest.
Meanwhile a national anthem competition was also held at Govt Girls Comprehensive Higher Secondary School, where teams from 28 girls schools took part in the competition. According to results, the team from Govt Girls Comprehensive Higher Secondary School stood first, Govt Girls High School Kung and Govt Girls High School Samandar Katha were declared as second and third, respectively.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 22nd, 2016.