The shining orators from the top 35 educational institutions of the country participated in the three-day 26th GCU Parliamentary Style Debates 2022 hosted by the Debating Society of Government College University Lahore.

A team of orators from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Monday lifted the prestigious Prof Dr Khalid Aftab Trophy for the Best English Team, while Lahore Grammar School (LGS) – Johar Town Campus won the Urdu Parliamentary Style Debates.

In the individual category, Arad Shair Chadarh from LGS was declared the Best Urdu Speaker of the contest, while Syed Muhammad Ali Abbass Shield for the Best English Speaker went to Muhammad Asher of LUMS. However, GCU orators as host did not contest for coveted team trophies.

In the under-19 category, a team of LGS-Main Campus won the English Debates, while debators of School of International Science and Arts (SISA) were adjudicated as winners in the Urdu Debates.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that debates played vital role in character building and intellectual growth of students and all students should participate in such healthy activities. He congratulated the Debating Society as large number of competing teams, adjudicators and students turned up for the debate competition.

Adjudicators Raza Aftab Gillani, Fahad Mehmood Sokhta, Sarmad Wali Khan, Gohar Shoukat, Haris Ali Virk and Farooq Shah praised the oratorical skills of the competing finalists.

Later, the Vice Chancellor gave away trophies to the winners.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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