The Battle of Words: 8th All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest, Oct-2022

29th October, 2022 (Saturday): Public speaking is one of the skills that receives immense rumination all over the world, and its significance for young students is beyond words. Since inception, SST Public School Rashidabad has always remained enterprising to develop this skill in its young learners, and help them hone it by providing them various platforms like inter-house, regional and national public speaking events. 

On Saturday, October 29, SSTPSR organized its 8th All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest in the state of the art building of the school auditorium. 15 schools from all over Pakistan got registered for their participation including Cadet College Sanghar, Cadet College Larkana, Cadet College Pano Aqil, Bakhtawar Cadet College Shaheed Benazirabad, Tabani’s College Karachi, APS Hyderabad, City School Hyderabad, Hayat Girls College Hyderabad (Sindh), PAF Academy Risalpur, Nowshera (KPK), Sadiq Public School, Bahawalpur and (Punjab), Pakistan Navy Cadet College, Ormara and GDA Public School Gwadar Port (Baluchistan). The presence of Eng. Prof. Dr. Samreen Hussain, Vice Chancellor of Aror University of Art, Architecture and Heritage (Sindh) as the chief guest redoubled the grace of the event.

As PAF Academy Risalpur and City School Hyderabad excused for their participation, it was the battle of words between the 26 speakers from 13 institutions. The audience enjoyed a nail biting competition wherein all speakers in Urdu and English declamation performed amazingly well, and gave judges a tough time while making their judgement. However, the jury, comprising highly qualified and experienced subject specialist and public speaking experts, finally came up with the results as undermentioned:

Top 3 Speakers  In Urdu CategoryTop 3 Speakers  in English CategoryOverall Winner
Ibrahim from Sadiq Public School, BahawalpurCadet Daniyal from Cadet College OrmaraTabani’s College, North Campus Karachi
Azra Alam from Bakhtawar Cadet CollegeMaryam Rasool from Tabani’s College North Campus
Oshal Aden from Tabani’s College North CampusAbdul Moiz from Sadiq Public School, Bahawalpur

Dr. Samreen Hussain gave away shields, certificates and trophy to the position holders and winner. In her address, she admired the school management for organizing such a grand event, and also advised the young students to avail such opportunities quite religiously. The event was concluded with the vote of thanks given by Principal SSTPSR in which he urged students to develop a constructive approach towards failure which never means losing something but gaining the insight into the fact that we have to put in a little more effort and energy to achieve our goal.

In the end, the guests were served lunch, and finally they departed with some everlasting memories. The event was presided by the school head boy, Shahid Daniyal and conducted by Hassnain-e-Qadir, Muhammad, Muhammad Bilal Rind and Muhammad Sarfraz.

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