RAWALPINDI - The Fatima Jinnah Women University's radio Voice of Women (VOW) organized a Mili-Naghma (national songs) competition in the university premises here on Tuesday. The competition was held as a part of the series of programmes being organised by the Department of Communication Sciences and Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) campus radio Voice of Women (VOW) FM 96.6 that would be broadcast on August 14, 2008 as part of the Independence Day celebrations. Dr Sahmim Zaidi, Chairperson, Department of Communication Sciences, welcomed the audience, participants and the honorable chief guest. Begum Saqiba Raheem, a renowned personality in the field of literature, poetry and social welfare, graced the event as the chief guest while Awais Afzal, a senior radio producer for musical programmes, was the judge for the Mili Naghma competition. A large number of students from different departments participated in the event. The music gala was full of excitement as the students participated with great enthusiasm to pay homage to their beloved motherland. The participants exhibited immense talent, potential, and patriotism in their performance. They kept the audience charged up with enthralling performance through out the contest. As per judgment criteria, the champion of the day was Ms Bushra Komal Tariq. Ms Qurat-ul Ain secured the second position while Ms Amara Javed was declared as the winner of third position. The chief guest, Begum Saqiba Raheem, gave away the prizes to the winners. She praised the participants and congratulated the award-winning students. She praised the Fatima Jinnah Women University for organising a healthy competition and encouraged the participants to carry forward the same enthusiasm, confidence and healthy competition into their professional lives. She said that such competitions provide a platform to the students to exhibit their talent, energies and love to their motherland. Begum Saqiba Raheem urged the students to take interest in their studies and to promote patriotism among the society. She said that education should be equipped with modern trends coupled with the ideology of Pakistan.  At the end, Dr Mussarat Sheikh, Chairperson, Department of Education, also presented a souvenir of the university to the honorable guest as a token of appreciation.