PESHAWAR - Army Public School and College (Iqbal) organised an inter-house debate competition in AJ Auditorium, wherein ASC Chairman, Brig Muhammad Iftikhar Ahmed, was the chief guest.

The gathering was attended by parents of students, officers, their wives, teachers and students, a news release said. Zahid of class 8 opened the auspicious ceremony with the recitation of Holy Quran. Asrna of class 10 presented anthology of Naat to the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The topic for English debate was ‘Young generation is getting disappointed from elders’ while for Urdu a poetic verse of Allama Iqbal was selected. Five students participated in the English debate to represent their houses and the same number of students took part in Urdu debate.

In English debate contest, Mishal of class 10, Maria Amin of second year, and Asif of class 7 B from middle section spoke in favour of the topic. The students highlighted the disappointment of Young generation from their elders. The students also blamed the prevailing circumstances for disappointment because lawlessness, target killing, corruption, unemployment, no merit policy and lack of education facilities are there in the country. Sofia of class 8, and Masroor of Class 10 spoke against the adage. They highlighted the golden era of our forefathers and put the responsibility on the young generation who do ‘lot seek any guidance from the achievements of their elders. Founder of the nation Ouaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah got independent state for the Muslims of sub-continent, and Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan attained the status of Nuclear powers

inspite of many odds and difficulties.

In Urdu debate contest, Kashif of class second year, Abbas Raza of second year and Dilawaiz from Middle section spoke in favour of the motion. They stressed upon the weaknesses and flaws of the democracy. They were of the opinion that how a scholar and illiterate can be equal to cast vote for their members. Irfan from Class 10, Shakeel from 1st year spoke against the adage. The students considered democracy the best way for successful and developed nation to put forward their demands A group of second year students sang Milli Naghma while the judges finalised the list of 1.1, second contestant.   

According to the judges, Maria Amin got first position who spoke in favour of the topic while Masroor of class 10th was awarded 2nd position who spoke against the motion. Sofia of class s” was awarded 1st position, and Mishal of class 10th received prize for 2nd position. While special prize was given to Asif from Middle section, who spoke in favour of the topic. In Urdu debate Abbas Raza of class 2nd year received 1.s1 prize and second prize was awarded to M Shakeel of class 1st year who spoke against the topic. While Irfan of class 10 received first position and Kashif of class second year was awarded second position. A special prize was given away to Dilawaiz from Middle section.

After debate, Principal Lt Col (Retd) Ghulam Farid, presented report for the endeavor of teachers and students for quality education.

He highlighted that co-curriculum activities were the backbone of any stressed upon the students to come forward and utilise their potentialities.

Brig Muhammad Iftikhar Ahmed distributed prizes among the students. He appreciated the efforts of students and teachers for arranging such a healthy activity.

He said students were future of the nation. He advised the students to work hard to get good marks in the forthcoming examination of FBISE, as he said it was their base.

The chief guest thanked the parents for their presence on such occasion.

The ceremony ended with presentation of national anthem followed by refreshment hosted in favour of parents, teachers and students of the institution.