A provincial-level Inter-University Naat, Qirat and Speech Competition on Saturday concluded here at the Government College University Lahore. The competition was orgainsed by the Higher Education Department Punjab in connection with the Shan-e-Rehmatul lil Alameen (SAW) Week.

Students from different universities and colleges of Punjab participated in the competition

Secretary Higher Education Syed Javed Iqbal Bukhari and Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi distributed prizes and shields among the winners of the competition.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Syed Javed Iqbal Bukhari said that they have set up Rehmatul lil Alameen Chairs at six divisions of Punjab and these chairs would be set up in the rest of the divisions soon. He said Rehmatul lil Alameen Scholarships have also been launched with Rs. 417 million, and 891 students of government universities and 14,000 students of government colleges would benefit for them.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi spoke in detail about the importance of having institutions like Sheikh Abul Hasan Ash-Shadhili Sufism, Science & Technology Research Centre that focus on Islamic history and Sufi education besides social sciences and natural sciences. He shared the progress made about the establishment of the Sufism center.

The Vice Chancellor congratulated the winners of the competition that included Amir Mansoor, Mohammad Abdullah Raza, Hafiz Mohammad Amir, Hafiz Anis-ur-Rehman, Rana Mohammad Ahsan, Mehboob Elahi, Abu Talha Cheema, Waqarullah, Hamad Mustafa, Umamah Ashraf, Sakhawat Noor, Nawal Tayyab, M. Tahir, Fauzia Nawaz, Rida Farooq, Sadia Ghafoor, Amna Khalid and Saira Arshad.

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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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